Training & Nutrition - Cycling after ligament surgery
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
01-18-06, 09:51 AM
I just had surgery on my knee for a ligament tear below the kneecap. My doc has been very vague about when i can expect to get back to cyling. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Any suggestions on how to ease my way back in? Has anyone had this type of surgery and has it limited thier ability to continue cycling? I am very worried this will affect my ability to cycle--i just really got into it 2 yrs ago and it would be a shame if i couldnt continue with my favorite hobby/form of exercise.
01-18-06, 10:47 AM
"Let pain be your guide" is the advice I got following surgery. If it hurts ease up or stop, if it doesn't carry on. Just spin easy gears for 4-6 weeks and you should be safe; provided you can walk on it already.
However, I would really press that doc to talk about rehab time frames.
Good luck.. soon this will just be a memory as you fly down the road.
01-18-06, 12:15 PM
I would see a good physical therapist whether you cycle or not. Post op they are generally more trained and knowledgeable than the surgeons. I've had 2 scopes (one on each knee) and a torn MCL about 3 years ago. The PT always got me back quickly and stronger than before.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.