Knee Surgery rehab

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Hey Guys,

just over 10 weeks ago, i had a knee surgery (key hole/arthroscopy) on my left knee (first time). recovery seem to be goign well and i started training again (wrestling, running, weights) but it still seem to be playing up a little at times. like it’s aching day to day and it doesnt click but makes this funny sound which doesn’t really hurt.

so just wonderign if soem of you guys happen to experience that, and possibly have some kind of advice or special workout technique.. im not plannign to go to the snow till late july so still have time to get my knee confident.

Regards

 
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Hey there,

Its still early days so your knee is still healing.

What was the reason you needed the surgery in the first place? What exactly did the surgeon end up doing?

The funny sound may mean that your knee has an instability, or your muscles are too weak!

Have you gone to a physio for rehab? It not, it may be a good idea, as you need to be doing strengthening exercises, which should help with the instability. Strengthening the quads is very necessary post knee surgery, and it’s really important to have 100% strength before you go back to sport.

If the funny sound is associated with pain, then that would be of more concern. The achy pain is normal, especially if you have just started training again. I’d advise that you still ice your knee after training.

Has the swelling fully subsided? Just remember to listen to your knee. Are you doing too much too soon? Perhaps build up slowly. Get your knee used to stabilising and taking big loads gradually. Wrestling, running and weights sounds like a lot. Rest is sometimes best!

Physio Bec.

 
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Hey Bec,

Thanx. yea im not quite sure when did it initially happen, but the last thing i did before my knee completely went is grappling (bjj to be specific, but havent put any pressure on it as i remember). i had knee athroscopy, and tore my medial meniscus, two pieces were floating around and all he had to do just remove them, so surgery was relatively simple.

Haven’t done any physio rehab, and he said theres no need for physio, but did show couple of excercises like leg raises (i think thats whats it called) but i have been doing some excercises on the side as well, like leg press and others; teardrop is seem to be workign jsut fine now. and i do ice my knee everytime after excercise and after a long day

As for swelling, it’s completely gonne. so its quite well. and the funny noice usually comes when im sleeping and moving my knee up, or when i’ve been sitting for a while(i dont think it happens during the training), so could it be coz my knee isnt warmed up??

Regards
Vlad

 
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Hi Vlad,

It’s hard to say, but joints (especially weight bearing joints like the knees and hips) are usually stiffer after sleeping or not moving them for a while eg after sitting for a long period of time, especially post operatively. A stiff joint can also cause an achy pain.

Im glad you mentioned warning up. Not warming up may not be the cause of your pain/the sound, but it will certainly help get your knee ready for exericse or sport.

Hope that helps.

Becky.

 
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Awesome, thanx Becky

 
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Dont know if it helps, but I also get the odd click in either knee usually when I bend/move it after resting or on a bus etc. My girlfriend gets it in her hip occasionally. My little brother gets it in his toe. No pain though. So it could be pretty normal…

 

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Hey Dolph, Actually what you’re going through is normal. It is normal for the knee to get in pain. The pain will still exist until it gets fully healed and it would take couple months for your knee to recover and get back and perform your normal movement. The training you’re doing is good it’s advisable but also expect the pain because it is a part of the recovery process.

STEFAN D. TARLOW, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon

 

Resistance bands are great for rehab. Really helped a lot when I had an acl injury.