[Week 6] Post ACL reconstruction surgery recovery
Since I’m up and walking, that leaves less time for the updates on this blog. I’m already walking fine, and if I walk slow enough, it’s alright. But sometimes I’ll have to walk fast like to chase the bus, and my leg will hurt slightly. I’m also afraid to put pressure on it since I’m not sure what will happen.
Standing for long periods of time
Over the past weekend I was on my feet the whole time for 7 hours straight. After both days, my leg really ached. All the joints in it was aching. Since I didn’t want to exert too much pressure on my operated leg, I leaned more on my left leg. But by the end of the day, my legs were really killing me.
I asked the physio if this was healthy and she said that nope, by right I should take it slow. Standing for long periods of time post recovery is not healthy for my leg. So for those of you out there recovering from ACL surgery, DO NOT STAND TOO MUCH FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME!
Ever since the ACL surgery, I have had tight hamstrings when I sit for say 2 hours at a go or more. And it’s really tight and feels really uncomfortable. I heard all the horror stories about hamstring graft affecting the hamstring, and now I think it’s happening. My hamstring is not the same. It never used to be tight. I’ll keep updated on this issue in the coming weeks.
How is the hamstring coming along? Iam 3.5 post op and my hamstrings are extremely tight as well. Just wanted to see if the hamstrings have got any better?
Nice blog…i recently got my surgery done on the 31st of dec,2014. I have gained almost full extension and currently doing some strenghthening excercises. Would be really helpful if you could update on hws ur knee nw??is playing after surgery the same like before or we have to be a bit more careful??
Hi Lester, I also have ACL tear and would like to go for an surgery, need some info related to costs of ACL Surgery. hospital leave from work etc… appreciate your info if have any on this
Really nice to read your blog. I am going for the acl reconstruction on 15th June at SGH. How are you now. Can I talk to you. My ph no is 96231008. How is your leg after one year now.