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    Default Knee Injury

    I have this annoying, recurring injury to my knee, which I've recently aggravated again. I can still walk, well limp, but cannot run. I've been doing alot of cardiovascular training, as well as a bit of weights, how can I keep my fitness up, I don't want to reverse anything, without hurting my knee any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacPurch View Post
    I have this annoying, recurring injury to my knee, which I've recently aggravated again. I can still walk, well limp, but cannot run. I've been doing alot of cardiovascular training, as well as a bit of weights, how can I keep my fitness up, I don't want to reverse anything, without hurting my knee any more?

    Cheers, JP
    What "exactly" is happening with your knee, and what are you doing when the injury occurs
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    I've strained the medial ligament(?), the one running along the inside of my leg. Usually I just rest it for about a month, however I've spent quite alot of my time building myself up, and I dont want to have to start again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacPurch View Post
    I've strained the medial ligament(?), the one running along the inside of my leg. Usually I just rest it for about a month, however I've spent quite alot of my time building myself up, and I dont want to have to start again.
    Have you seen a sports physiotherapist about the damage...??

    The MCL (medial collateral ligament) links the thigh bone and the shin bone. A knee ligament injury is referred to as a sprain, and this knee injury can occur if the knee is twisted or subject to force from an opponent during sport.

    Severe Medial Collateral Ligament injuries should be checked by a knee specialist to check if knee surgery is required. In more moderate knee ligament injuries, a knee brace can be helpful by taking the strain off the injured ligament.

    In the early stage of the injury the PRICE protocol should be followed - Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Ice packs applied for 20 minutes every 2 hours can aid pain relief and help to prevent more tissue damage by cooling the tissues but never apply ice directly to the skin as it can cause an ice burn.
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    I have seen a physio in the past, however the injury is the same, and everytime they can do very little, they just have to let it rest. I haven't, however, been in the type of shape that I am now, I never had a problem taking a month off from training. I am going to a knee specialist on the weekend to see if surgery is an option, do you think I should ask them about training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacPurch View Post
    I have seen a physio in the past, however the injury is the same, and everytime they can do very little, they just have to let it rest. I haven't, however, been in the type of shape that I am now, I never had a problem taking a month off from training. I am going to a knee specialist on the weekend to see if surgery is an option, do you think I should ask them about training?
    You really you need to see a "sports" physio that specialises in knee injuries, there are stages to recouperation of MCL injuries which involves diferent stages of training. from ankle and hip ROM exercises, to proprioception exercises, to leg raises, to static cycling, to isotonic exercises (leg press/squats/ham curls/quads extensions) to full recovery of the MCL
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    Thanks alot, I will definately ask the specialist further.

 

 

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