Both my knees have had ACL reconstruction the Right knee about 14 years ago, the Left one 10/2013. I feel they are pretty strong but they still sometimes buckle and/or give way(usually my left, rarely my right). I want to get back into running but it feels like the muscles in my left knee won’t/don’t want to contract/fire when they needs to.
This also makes it hard to get back into Judo because sometimes it will just buckle, sometimes like when the knee is getting tired I can feel it start to want to buckle but sometimes it buckles unexpectedly which brings a mental element of trust into the problem.
I was wondering if there were any neuromuscular/proprioceptive exercises/routines, etc. that would be good to do to get the knee muscles to fire properly when they need to
Hello Dani Miro Quesada,
It sounds as though your left needs more time to heal. Sometimes we do not heal completely due to biomechanics or our own choice to return to activity too quickly; but, I am sure you already know all this. Have you tried self myofascial release while avoiding the victim? Sometimes we need to take our own advice; listen to the body and back off when needed. Literally look in the mirror to see where the imbalances appear. Have you looked into homeopathy? Maybe you could see your doctor or physical therapist to rule out something creeping up on you. Taking a closer look at your diet for arthritic care may also help.
Best of health,
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.