I haven't posted here since I finished rehab in June 2009. I had an allograft ACL reconstruction with a cadaver tendon. I'm a 42 year old female.
In January of this year, I decided I wanted to lose 25 pounds and get into shape. I hired a trainer at my gym and started slowly, two days resistance and 3 days cardio. For the cardio days, I did kickboxing (as a group), a spin class and mostly on the elliptical/cross trainers. Then I discovered the treadmill.
I powerwalked the first week, then I moved to light jogging and now I'm taking a "trekking" class which is a combo of incline, light jogging and full out sprinting.
I stretch before getting on...but I've been noticing in the past 3 days a small bit of swelling and some discomfort (not really pain) at the site of where the screws are are. I went home last night and did RICE, but I'm noticing an occasional light "popping" sound...sort of like the fluid build up I had when I first had surgery. The ice seemed to help. Now I'm feeling just a general "ache" behind the kneecap.
Has anyone had experience with this? Is running on a treadmill just not recommended for ACL reconstructed knees? Any advice would be appreciated~