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What the heck happened??

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Somehow I've injured my ACL. What is it?? It's the ligament that runs from the lower leg bone to the upper bone under the knee cap to help stabilize the knee. Since I'm now over 60, it can become stiff & lose it's elasticity - doesn't everything when you're past menopause??? - AND an injury can happen very easily when you become sedentary. Yikes! I've been planted on my butt for the past year working 6 or 7 days a week at the computer! I admit, I haven't been exercising at all!! Pay attention folks, it all falls apart if you don't move it around . . . . Good thing I've excavated my Gazelle & am now using it slowly. I can limber up & stretch a whole lot more on it than I can on the ground, that's for sure.
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    I am so sorry. I do hope that your recovery is thorough and as speedy as possible.
    2186 days ago
    Hope you recover fully. Knees are hard to do anything with when they are injured. Definitely slow and steady will be the words of the day!

    2188 days ago
  • CATHRINE2010
    Mydaughter just had her seccond ACL replacement /reconstuctive surgery on Thursday. What you need is rehab and lots of it. You must strengthen the muscles around your ACL. Balance exercises work best. Listen to your therapist and when you go back to the doctor ask him for another prescription for more therapy. The sugery is painful and recovery is at least a year. Be careful , my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    2190 days ago
    take it slow and easy,remember slow and steady wins the race emoticon emoticon
    2190 days ago
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