29 Oct '17, 7pm

How I Returned to Running after Knee Surgery

One of the ways that I kept it interesting was to head to the trailhead on Saturday and Sunday morning with David. He would take off on his mountain bike and I’d spend time doing my exercises…then slowly shuffling a little ways down the trail. It took 30 minutes to do that first mile, but it felt fantastic and encouraging to be in nature. Week 1: I wasn’t able to bend my leg due to the knee cap realignment, so that was the starting point for most exercises. Increasing range of motion. I used crutches only the very first night and after that they really weren’t necessary. Week 2: Still very little walking because of that poor range of motion causing me to swing my leg around and thus making all kinds of other things hurt. Week 3: Starting to shuffle down the trail without quite the same awkward stride and able to do just a tiny bit more. Week 4: Feeling like I can head out ...

Full article: https://www.runtothefinish.com/running-after-knee-surgery/

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