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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:46 AM
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Sprained left knee boarding. I had my angles too wide (was trying out 30, -30) and the weight of the board on my knee during the lift rides got me. I could barely put weight on it, and walking up and down steps for about a month was a task. But like others said, take baby steps to strenghen the knee. i work out a lot, and couldn't put much weight on it for that month. After that I started with low weights and SLOWLY increased it up over months. This was last season, now my knee feels 100%. Actually, I feel a lot stronger than before because I consciuosly took the time to build up my entire lower body. Oh yeah, I changed back to my old angles too, lol.
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I tore my patella tendon a couple years ago. It took a few months to get it back to about 85% but I could never get it all the way to where it stopped bothering me. On the advice of a friend I started wearing Vibram 5-fingers as my full time shoes. 3 weeks of those and my knee was back to 100%. Normal shoes make walking always an impact because of the heel strike. You can't heel strike wearing 5-fingers so your walking will change and make walking and running much less of an impact activity allowing things to finish healing faster.
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I tore my patella tendon a couple years ago. It took a few months to get it back to about 85% but I could never get it all the way to where it stopped bothering me. On the advice of a friend I started wearing Vibram 5-fingers as my full time shoes. 3 weeks of those and my knee was back to 100%. Normal shoes make walking always an impact because of the heel strike. You can't heel strike wearing 5-fingers so your walking will change and make walking and running much less of an impact activity allowing things to finish healing faster.
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every day. They are the only shoes Ive worn other than bike shoes since May

I should get a cut from the number of people Ive convinced to buy a pair while selling them a new furnace.
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I am 5 weeks out from an ACL reconstruction. I had the LARS ligament operation where they give you an artificial ligament and am doing physio to get my knee nice and fit for japan in feb
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if you gotta damage a ligament in the knee the ACL is the one you want to damage. It gets more bloodflow and is "easy" to repair. The MCL and LCL are usually left to heal on their own because reconstructive surgery on those almost always proves fruitless and often detrimental.

I haven't heard of the artifical ligament you are referring to. How is it working out for you so far? Is the artifical ligament supposed to get you back to 100%? how did they attach it?



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I am 5 weeks out from an ACL reconstruction. I had the LARS ligament operation where they give you an artificial ligament and am doing physio to get my knee nice and fit for japan in feb

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