Check out Don JoyDoes anyone surf with a knee brace - I jacked myself up at the skatepark (I guess at 53 I should get out of the skatepark) and have been out of the water for a month now. Looking for recommendation... thanks in advance.
ACL surgery isn't as necessary as once believed. It depends on the person and the activity. Get the MRI and make your decision accordingly. If this trip is a once in a lifetime, your torn ACL will still be torn when you get back and you can get it fixed then.
Same situation here. Tore mine 100% couple months ago (for the second time), but didnt even noticed it this time.A big issue with ACL tears is instability. The rule of thumb is the joint's stability is a factor of the muscle strength that crosses that joint. However, damaged cartilage. ligaments, and tendons can be HUGE factors in the overall joints functionality.
The decision to quit sports based on age, injury, ability, state of mind is a multifactorial and very personal choice. One would be wise to heed the advice of colleagues who understand the sport and your situation plus factoring in the history of individuals in similar situations regarding the sport and deciding whether to carry on or not. For example, championship boxers, star soccer players, and Super Bowl winning QB's all have to make that tough change at some point...
Like the doc said, the issue is knee stability. I tend to believe you need an intact ACL...but if it's stable and the ligament is going to get grafted anyway AND the trip is once in a lifetime I would take the trip in consultation with a surgeon...whose not going to like it but will probably give you an honest positives and negatives talk.Same situation here. Tore mine 100% couple months ago (for the second time), but didnt even noticed it this time.
Playing soccer my knee would swell a little so i had an mri and found out that shts completely torn and is playing mind games on me now...
Not sure whether to get surgery or not. I’ve quit soccer mostly. And surfing feels Ok.
Is surfing one of those sports you NEED acl?? I’m 39.
Agree. Between consistent soccer and surfing and being healthy/active I’m hoping my knee strength is above average and I can get it back to “normal” pretty quickly. Doesn’t mean I’ll be able to play soccer or cut aggressively but at this point I just want to surf.This is overly general but if you are strong you are more likely to have a stable knee post tear....just thought I would throw that in there.
we’re on the same boat man. Well im not going to Indo, but you know what i mean.Agree. Between consistent soccer and surfing and being healthy/active I’m hoping my knee strength is above average and I can get it back to “normal” pretty quickly. Doesn’t mean I’ll be able to play soccer or cut aggressively but at this point I just want to surf.
Dude meniscus is worst than ACL . At least for me.You guys are walking and surfing with torn acl’s? My meniscus is acting up and I’m all in panic mode lol.
I gave you a thumbs down because that’s terrible to hear. It’s an old injury. Tore my left way worse and took it seriously. Rehabbed it. It’s damned near 100%. The right one was mild. Didn’t take it seriously. Bothers me to this day. It’s the one acting up. Hopefully it’s just from compensating for ankle and will feel better soon.Dude meniscus is worst than ACL . At least for me.
No joking but do squqds and sh!t. Especially singled leg. Balanced.
I have one of those indo boards and do squads while riding the indo board. What a frggj a hole i must look like but i’m telling you it works.
i have goven up soccer quite a lot. Only play like once a month cuz is a hell of a cardio...♂