Lateral and medial meniscus tears...the recovery process

  • ChiGuy999

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    Aug 26, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
    Hi all. Just got the news a few weeks back that I have to small to moderate tears on each meniscus of my left leg (medial and lateral). Chances are, since they're so small that I'll have to have them repaired (which the doc said will be a four to six month recovery. Anyone have a similar experience? I plan on working upper body to stay sane after the first week or so...but obviously no cardio for a bit. Any and all insight is appreciated!

    -vin
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    Aug 26, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    Sounds like you should rename your fitness program to crutch fit. icon_lol.gif

    I have no experience with that particular injury, but I've had my share of others. Get a second opinion. An active person shouldn't take that long to heal; and rest isn't always the best recovery method.
  • ChiGuy999

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    Aug 27, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    Haha "crutch fit" so sad, funny, and true at the same time. Second opinion is today so we'll see! Fingers crossed. I'm just figuring a plan while I'm recovering if I do need surgery. I can't be sedentary for a week, let alone any longer than that!
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    Aug 27, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    What exercise were you doing to damage them? What might you do differently if you could go back in time?
  • ChiGuy999

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    Aug 28, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidWhat exercise were you doing to damage them? What might you do differently if you could go back in time?


    It was due to overuse. There wasn't one particular time I remember feeling a ton of pain...it was a week where I started feeling strong pain in my knee and ibuprofen wasn't doing the trick.

    I'd definitely not take things so hard and incorporate far more rest days than I did. Between teaching group fitness and doing Crossfit, I burned my body out. icon_sad.gif