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Healed up after a knee injury
Healed up after a knee injury
workout insanity knee injury
11/11/12 12:18 AM
Hey everyone. A few months back I injured my knee while doing the Insanity workout. I strained it pretty bad and the doctor told me I came close to tearing a tendon. But I'm healed up now and wanting to get back into working out but I'm having trouble getting myself to start up again. I'm not planning on starting Insanity up again just yet because I know my knee would just get hurt again since I haven't done anything to strengthen it up again. But I can't get myself to do anything because I keep getting worried that I'm just going to hurt my knee again and be out longer or possibly tear something. My knees used to creak a little when I bent them but now they creak a lot more. I know that's kinda normal but it still bothers me. Has anyone else injured themselves and found it hard to get back on the horse and do it again? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and I hope you have a great day.


Steven

(And if this is in the wrong part of the boards I'm sorry. Just let me know and I'll put it where it belongs.)
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RE: Healed up after a knee injury
11/11/12 5:13 AM as a reply to SJustus548.
I blew up my ACL 3 years ago in my left knee and had to use a hamstring tendon to replace it. Slowly building your strength back up after an injury (especially if it involved immobilization) is very important to recovery and future flexibility. If you have not already been doing some physical therapy related strengthening exercises appropriate for your injury I would highly recommend doing so before starting up with any of the leg intense programs. Of course always talk to your doctor.
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RE: Healed up after a knee injury
11/11/12 5:15 AM as a reply to SJustus548.
Sorry to hear about your knee. Sometimes strains take longer to heal than tears. Nonetheless, when it's time to get back to business you really need to assess how you injured the knee in the first place & strengthen and coordinate your body to prevent reinjury. The knee takes its lead from whatever the hips and ankles are doing, so if they're not moving in the right ways, you've gotta condition and coordinate everything from the waist down. I would recommend you check out these videos first to get you in the proper frame of mind:

http://www.functionalmovement.com/store/secrets_of_the_hip_and_knee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrSU9s-ulEU&list=UUx3E0xcktr9Cpwb9QcReVgw&index=15&feature=plcp

Then, spend a few weeks working on slow motion moves like goblet squats, lunges, and 1-legged squats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7-HLtOglfM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaQPfi8f27E
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RE: Healed up after a knee injury
11/11/12 5:24 AM as a reply to SJustus548.
SJustus548:
Hey everyone. A few months back I injured my knee while doing the Insanity workout. I strained it pretty bad and the doctor told me I came close to tearing a tendon. But I'm healed up now and wanting to get back into working out but I'm having trouble getting myself to start up again. I'm not planning on starting Insanity up again just yet because I know my knee would just get hurt again since I haven't done anything to strengthen it up again. But I can't get myself to do anything because I keep getting worried that I'm just going to hurt my knee again and be out longer or possibly tear something. My knees used to creak a little when I bent them but now they creak a lot more. I know that's kinda normal but it still bothers me. Has anyone else injured themselves and found it hard to get back on the horse and do it again? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and I hope you have a great day.


Steven

(And if this is in the wrong part of the boards I'm sorry. Just let me know and I'll put it where it belongs.)


I just recovered from an leg injury so I know your worry. What did your doctor recommend? Strengthening the muscles around your knee will help. Motivation to get back into it comes down to figuring out your goals, writing them down and going for it!

Have you been doing any rehab exercises? I think starting with a less intense program will be best but knowing your goals will help us make suggestions.

Happy to help with any questions!

Christina
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