OK, I am 53 years young and I have had my second knee meniscus surgery; this one 11 years later and other knee (right) and physical therapy went great. In fact I was released early because I didn't need it further. I was back to running after 1.5 months and even on streets about a mile to 1.5 miles at first about every other day. I even got up over 5 miles. However, it seems that nearly every run the right knee got tight and painful and I had to stop and walk for about two minutes. Then I could run another 3-4 miles without pain (but it was slow). Within the last week or so (3 months after surgery) the tightness and pain increased and didn't seem to go away when I ran. I was even getting knee pain on non-run days where I was just behind a desk. I am trying to run in my 21st marathon in mid-September. Last surgery 11 years ago I ran a marathon within 4 months of surgery and the recovery went better. This year's knee tear was a bit worse but the doctor says I can run for the marathon goal and even said it the day of the surgery.
Any suggestions on how to recover?
Asked by DaveF - 1 answer - 5 years 45 weeks ago