ACL replacement

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Apr 27, 2013 5:26am
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Anyone had one before? I'm 6 months post op and frustrated that I still don't have full strength back. I can't wear heels AT ALL and I can't run. I get a popping in my knee all the time too.

28 Apr
Do aquatic therapy. Low impact resistance training through aquatics helps considerably. Also, be sure your on a low to no toxin intake. Soda, fried foods, copious amounts of red meat consumption(can bog you down if you can't metabolize it through increased exercise output) and alcohol or smoking. If you do any of these, it can increase healing time. I ruptured my achilles tendon and abstained from the things I mentioned and came back to play football inside of 8 months post op. Maybe give it a try?
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Apr 27, 2013 5:30am
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I've never had one, but you should try getting one of those rehab elastoc bands and do strengthening exercises with it!

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Apr 27, 2013 5:49am
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I had pulled my meniscus and ACL about 5 years ago. It took me a year, before i was finally able to walk without a brace. I still have some weakness in my knee, and I still have popping going on as well. I have a bio-skin brace with a pressure bar, that I wear when I workout. It helps a lot.
02 May
Torn meniscus here!! Not fun surgery next month... Staying positive
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Apr 27, 2013 6:21am
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I've been out of a leg brace since 2 months post op.  People are telling me that's good and that for 6 months post op I'm ahead of the game,  but it doesn't feel like it.  I'm impatient though.   I'm 4'11" and the Most I can press/lift/curl is 40lbs right now and I can't go longer than 3 miles on the elliptical and 1 mile on the stair climber.  Running is completely out lol. 

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Apr 27, 2013 6:23am
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I have one but I feel like it's too wimpy and I'm not healing fast enough.  They had me doing it in physical therapy 4x a week and I got irritated and stopped going lol.

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Apr 27, 2013 5:01pm
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Lol that's good though.! You are showing fast progress. I'm the same height and I was nowhere near, where you are now.
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Apr 27, 2013 5:27pm
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Didnt have a ACL tear but i did tear my menincus and i was afraid of the surgery i had a really good doctor and once i was cleared to work out i opted to do my own physical therapy did a lot of leg extension with my brace it took some time to build my strength in my knee but through it all it went well best advice is to be patient you will struggle but you will also gain your strength back you might want to go back to your doctor who did your surgery to make sure all is well on the inside of your knee most important wear your brace!!

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Apr 27, 2013 5:39pm
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I had it torn 4 years ago . Waited almost 2 years for it to heal naturally but no avail. So I had to have acl reconstruction. And its quite frustrating first six months post surgery it'll take almost a year to completely recover so don't push it too hard. And if u still get popping in ur knee after surgery u should talk to ur doctor ASAP...;-)

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