I have been operated on 31oct for ACL reconstruction. Now my lower leg all swelled up. If i hang my leg to walk, my calf muscle hurts too much, i cant bare to walk. My knee does not hurt any more, but the calf muscle does hurt too much.. my dr did say to start taking baby steps with the operated leg, but i cant fully press my leg on the ground, even though I'm not giving my weight on it, because of the calf muscle hurting. I do all the exercises given to me by the dr. I know its not a big issue.. but i need the pain and the swelling gone.. any help?
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Avoid sitting Cross legged.
Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day.
Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area
Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
1. Instructions post operation follow such as does and don't.
2. Post ACL reconstruction, required Day-1 to 3 month knee rehabilitation therapy, as per STANDARD PROTOCOL.
3. Apply ice, elevate and rest, until you visit a Clinical Physiotherapist such we.
Dr. Shashin Dewangan
Keep your limb elevated with a pillow under the knee.
Keep doing exercises adviced by your doctor.
If your not able to do the exercise effectively can take physio help,can ask your doc for his preffered physio .
Visit your primary consultant.
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