I've heard of them but I haven't been to one...yet
I try do a fair bit of cycling during the week at the gym anyway.
They have them at the UNSW gym yeah?
I think we have something similar, I think it is called RPM. Unfortunately my knee is not able to bike for that long and that hard at the moment....Im told by friends that do the class that they have to dial it up a fair bit..... but it sounds like fun! An hour long walk through the bush upsets my knee.... I bike 8 kms a day on the road bike as it is.. but have to go at a pace my knee can take.... pretty slow at the moment. I dont see my PT anymore, he finished up with me 10 weeks after my surgery..... Once my knee is up to it I'll look into it thouOriginally Posted by blindside
Originally Posted by Unregistered
yeh its also known as RPM. you can do it at your own level at first, i had to!!! i love it now, they turn up the music, off with the lights, and its good with the knee...
did my physio endorsed leg workout today. knee felt fine.
stiff leg deads (for hamstrings)
one legged squats
plus the usual exercises and stretches. plenty of ice after and the knee feels good this arvo.
Good stuff mate.Originally Posted by blindside
You'll get over those Lunges and Squats quick smart!
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I don't play rugby, but I do play a high leve lof competition in basketball here in the states. I tore my ACL last December - partial 30-50%. Opted for no surgery
I've lightly strengthened my legs and been good about the stretching all year.
And three months ago, I started playing ball again 2 to 3 times a week. Sometimes for 5 hours or more (on and waiting for games). i felt very strong and was back to throwing it down with effort. The explosiveness felt like it was mostly back. I wore a prescription, custom knee brace anytime I played and started to feel great and confident.
Then, three weeks ago, I went to dunk the ball on some little guard, and the knee hyperextended enough to make me fall to the ground. I had my knee brace on but it wasn't super tight because of circulation. The pain was considerable for a week.
I just got the MRI and my doctor confirmed that I tore the ACL completely and also tore the Miniscus. I go into surgery tomorrow.
My point is this. I was in great shape before I the injury. Very strong. I fooled myself into thinking everything was okay. And it felt like it was. No real indications of a problem.
Get the surgery. Immediately. Preferably with a cadaver tendon, from what I understand. Lesss thigh problems and patellar problems. If I had gotten it done this summer, i would be playing at 80% next month. I regret that.___
they dont do the cadaver surgery here in oz mate. its the hamstring graft. i met donald shelbourne, knee guru, when i was in the states, he seemed keen on the idea but here in oz they treat the cadavers different and it weakens tendons and they wouldnt be strong enough for some reason...
i had mine checked the other day at our medical, didnt tell the doc or physio about it, they checked both my knees, did all the twisting and turning and said "everything is in order" !!!! so im not sure who to beleive!! strange. been doign lots of running, stepping, beach running it feels fine!! weird...
Played on after taking 1 year off after a substantial tear to my right ACL, and found that there were not any problems with straight line speed, movement, flexibility and strength. Played touch and run/stretched lots as a lead-in to getting it right and after 12 months and a season of touch felt ready to give rugby a go again.
But after 1 game of rugby I realised that it was not that simple. Did not have too many problems until I had to take a side hit or really push off the right leg in a lateral motion. There was no support in the knee for such a movement and I basically collapsed each time I had to do this. I then had the knee strapped before each subsequent game (3 more) to see whether I could work around this but this put pressure on other parts of the knee which resulted in damage to my patella. This I have been told can lead to athritic problems later in life. Bone on bone....
Eventually I had swelling after each game and after my last game I had so much pain that I could hardly walk.
In the end I decided to pursue the resonstruction. Its been 10 weeks since the op but so I hope I don't ever have the feeling of having no lateral support like I did.
I weighed 85 kgs, fairly strong bone structure and muscle mass on calves, quads, etc, and played in the backs.
Thanks for your comments Kelemedi,I think it is worth hearing some stories like this.... Im sure that your knee will feel much better as it heals and that the Reco was worth it. Im 7 months in.... no regrets.... other then that I left it too long before having it done because we didnt know what was wrong with it.