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Offline MarkH

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Exercise options with a torn meniscus?
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:17:18 PM »
As above, I guess all low impact stuff cycling, swimming, elliptical machine?

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Re: Exercise options with a torn meniscus?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 07:50:36 PM »
Yes. Anything low impact. With my torn meniscus I think I could also use a rower and walk on a treadmill. Id avoid anything that involves heavy free or machine weights, jumping, etc

Although with a degenerate meniscus in a worn knee, it could well tear more whatever you do. Avoiding inflammation, pain and swelling should be a key objective. Get an exercise programme from a knee experienced sports physio. You might even be ok to jog if the knee is stable. Many people have lightly torn or frayed degenerate meniscus and donít even know
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Re: Exercise options with a torn meniscus?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 08:19:39 PM »
Wondering about jogging on a trampette (though check this out with physio first and it should of course go hand in hand with appropriate strengthening work). I got one second hand for my ACL rehab and I used it to start with to regain confidence walking, for balance work/strengthening and then later on I ran on it as I was going crazy not running! No doubt to the amusement of the neighbours I did this outside on nice weather days, listening to music. I still use it for balance work and sometimes running indoors if watching something not totally engrossing on tv!
Mar 2006 ACL rupture skiing.  Bone bruise.  No ACLR - lots of rehab got me back to the hills.

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