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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: sartracker on December 27, 2005, 12:47:32 AM

Title: Happy New Year!
Post by: sartracker on December 27, 2005, 12:47:32 AM
I don't post often but I've read many of the posts and I've learned a great deal.  My 16 yo daughter had ACL recon on July 26th and we started looking for info on knees and wound up here, thank God.  The info that everyone shares helps us to understand more about knees and in particular what happened to her knee.  It keeps us from running to the doctor for every little twinge or occasional swelling that occurs because we can usually find the answer on this site. 

Kelly played soccer on Dec. 10 - the first time since her injury in June.  It was ODP practice (Olympic Development Program) and very intense.  She played for almost 4 hours and then her knee gave out.  It scared her at first but with a couple of days of ice and elevation, she's back to running.  I think she got so excited to be playing again that she forgot (even with a brace on) she'd had surgery and hadn’t played in 6 months.  Every part of her body was sore, not just her knee.  She is now doing more cutting and agility exercises and working even harder to get in shape for the spring season. 
 
Hoping the new year brings you health and happiness!   Kitty  :)

Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: stgiles16 on December 27, 2005, 02:33:28 AM
 Congratulations!!! She must be awesome to play ODP. Both of my kids played soccer and we considered letting them tryout for ODp but never did do it. It is wonderful that she is feeling so well and back to her sport.
best wishes for the new year.

missy
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: sartracker on December 29, 2005, 08:55:48 PM
Thanks for writing Missy!   :D   All 5 of mine played but she's the one who fell in love with the game.  Even though she is a good player there is a lot of competition these days. She wants to play in college and after if possible.

Her biggest problem is going to be not getting injured again.  Until she hurt her knee, we had no idea that almost 40% more women athletes over men tear their ACL's and other parts in their knees. We pretty much took knees for granted, like they'd always be there working for us. Boy, have I learned alot!   :o   She has warm up stretches designed specifically for women that she does now before any kind of workout.  She's also working to strength all the parts of her legs.  It seems like her quads were stronger than the hams and the PT said that can put stress on the knees.

One thing that her OS noticed and mentioned to us was that she hyperextends her knees and that puts her at risk.  But he didn't say what she can do to prevent that. Her injured knee doesn't hyperextend right now, partly because of the rehab, plus the brace she wears when playing won't let her.  But her left knee still does. So I'm a little concerned that she might injure that knee, esp. since she's become pretty good playing with her left to compensate for the right.

Oh well, life goes on and another year is upon us.  Here's hoping to a healthier New Year for all!  Kitty   :-*
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: CMSNYC on December 29, 2005, 09:55:29 PM
Congratulations on what sounds like a great recovery!

My brother played soccer all his life and now he shares his passion as a high school teacher and soccer coach.  That's awesome about ODP!  My brother's college teammate and best friend played for the US Olympic team and said it was one of the greatest moments of his life!

Happy New Year to you too!