Lose Weight After ACL Surgery
Since my range of motion is pretty much full there aren’t many easily measured recovery goals, however, I still feel like there has been good progress this week. One surprising piece of news was my weight, I figured with me not doing much and eating a lot of turkey I thought I would have packed on a few pounds, however I guess that was off set by my leg loosing some density and the net result is I am lost 5 pounds after ACL surgery.
I continue to be impressed with my physio who promotes some really great exercises which he always tries and ties balance into any strength exercise.
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4 Weeks After ACL Surgery
Goal – 0 degree,
Actual – 0 degrees
Goal – 120 degrees
Actual – Full Range of Motion approx. 140 degrees – quad is being stretched and not knee.
Driving after ACL SurgeryPain
Goal – Driving to work 15 minutes
Actual – successful – Drove 3hr home from family at the start of the week
Strength and Balance
Goal – Exercises continue to increase in intensity
Actual – actual – Physio has had me doing hamstring exercises on swiss ball which was definitely difficult and I feel the next day.
Areas for improvement…I can walk much faster when I limp then when I take my time and dont limp. At work it can be fast paced and I found myself cheating and limping to walk faster, I need to focus on walking without a limp at whatever speed is right for me.
Anyone have any good quad exercises or tips on improving walking speed without limping?
The Top 5 At Home Exercises
I did that helped get me walking 4 days after surgery
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