Safe Exercise After Recovering From A Knee Injury?
Hello,. I am a 23 year old woman. April 2017 and then I had a single accident that caused 5 inner stitches and 7 outer stitches on the left ankle, and the ligament in the knee was torn and needed recovery for almost 2.5 months, then at the end of December I suffered exactly the same injury, namely the left leg and had to sewn 4 stitches on the former stitch and the knee looks like a disposition. actually the second one I didn’t have an x-ray so I didn’t really know if everything was fine.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Sport is indeed an activity that should be integrated into our daily lives, regardless of gender and age. Exercise makes our bodies healthier as a whole, keeps us away from various diseases and also brings better mental effects.
But of course, not all sports can be done by everyone. Although it is good, exercise must be adapted to the person's abilities and physical condition at the time. In your case, the best exercise for those who have a history of complaints on the knees and legs is swimming. This is because when swimming, our bodies are not supported by our feet like other sports such as running, weight lifting, or cycling, which put greater pressure on the knee and leg area. When swimming, our body weight is lifted by water so we feel lighter. Swimming is also a sport that is suitable for the elderly, especially the elderly with similar complaints, although the reason may not be due to an accident.
But apart from that, we think you still need to check your condition again with your orthopedist regarding your last accident, take an x-ray and make sure everything is okay. Because as we said, to be able to find out the right sport, it must be adjusted to the physical condition of the person at that time, and we do not know your condition except from what you say, and even that still lacks other details. So you may actually still be able to do hiking, but we can't recommend it until it is confirmed that you are in good condition for the sport.
However, if for one reason or another you cannot see a bone doctor, then you should exercise enough to swim, to be safe. So, hopefully answering your question.