3 weeks back I tore a ligament in my right knee while playing
badminton. I had to go through a knee procedure
and i'm recovering slowly (online resources have a timeline but i'm
recovering very slow). I've lost lost of muscle in my right leg
because of this (itz lean as a candle). I'm wondering has anybody had
gone through similar procedure? I would like to know how fast they
recovered and how long it took to get back to cycling/running. Just
want to track/benchmark my recovery.
"May you share freely, never taking more than you give "
On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Murali Krishna
> Hi Johnny,
> I am sorry to hear that. I hope you recover soon and start playing again.
> Even I was a badminton player for many years, and I had to quit playing
> badminton for the same reason. I tore my left ACL and meniscus during a
> game, and the was the last time I played at competitions. I underwent a
> surgery outside India, and they also removed a part of the meniscus as the
> torn part was locking my knee. I did play again after one and half years,
> but not with the same agility and confidence. And if I played for long, I
> would end up with pain during the nights... but that stopped gradually over
> 2 years, but I never gained the same agility or confidence.
> Now I seldom play badminton, and do more of cycling & swimming to keep fit.
> You will need a lot of time to recover and build the muscles back, and a lot
> of hard work & dedication. And based on my personal experience, don't even
> try badminton/football for at least a year.
Wow ! thatz a long time to wait :(
> Swimming helps a lot to rebuild
> the muscles. Else one leg will be stronger and one leg will be weaker for
> many months even after you start walking.
> Assuming you have not injured your meniscus,
My meniscus is intact.
> I think you should be able to
> walk soon..running, please ask your doctor. running is something my doctors
> advised not to do since a part of my meniscus is missing, and I would end up
> with early arthritis if I did.. For me, Swimming & Cycling are the two best
> and safest of fitness activities.
> How recover and how you perform now depends on your doctors, and also yuor
> fitness levels before the injury.
> Wish you speedy recovery.
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. I guess i need to take this
little slowly and come out of denial. I've been impatient as i was not
able to move around. I'm currently working on bending my knee and
regaining full range of motion (so far managed to get only 40 degrees.
and on a cpm 80 degrees).
This is motivating. So far recovery has been slow and painful.