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Kenttri




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:36 pm    Post subject: Medial ligament injury Reply with quote

Hi,

I damaged my medial ligaments a few years ago playing football and at the time my physio stated that swimming was the worse kind of training i could do because your knee is loose in the water and this can pull on the ligaments and make the injury worse.

A few months ago i managed to damage the same ligament again but this time playing squash. As far as i can tell it is exactly the same injury however the physio i am seeing this time is telling me that swimming is fine?

Is anybody qualified to confirm which physio is correct?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno, but I would steer clear of football and squash Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IANAD but having screwed both my knees through rugby, my previous physios have always recomended swimming. They always said that any work you can do to strengthen the muscles around the knee would be good. Aim to prevent twisting forces under load (eg changing direction quickly during squash or wearing spikes for track sessions Wink ) but work on the supporting muscles to do more of the work (swimming, S&C sessions, squats etc) TBH i've found training for tri's and adding decent strength & rehab / prehab work has done my knees the world of good.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avoid breaststroke kick but I was told to swim and ride a bike after Medial and ACL ruptures .
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
Avoid breaststroke kick but I was told to swim and ride a bike after Medial and ACL ruptures .

This. I've also had ACL reconstruction, and a separate severe MCL injury (at the distal end which is apparently much worse) and you just need to avoid breastroke kicking, as with that you are stressing the knee laterally.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, that seems slightly peculiar advice...
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