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ACL Series: Will You Be Ready to Run In 3 Months?

It’s been a week since you’ve made the decision to get the ACL reconstruction surgery. It was a tough first week but the second week is better. You know how long it’ll take before you can start running. You’ve done a quick internet search and most places say 3 months until you can start to run again. Eager, you stick to your rehab program even on those days you’d prefer to skip. There’s a slight plateau for a week or two but soon you notice that you’re improving again. Just in time because the 3-month mark is almost here.

A week before the green light for running arrives, you start to question if it’s too soon. You’re definitely eager to get back to running but something doesn’t feel right. You don’t completely trust your knee. That makes no sense though, you were told by the Doctor that the knee is good to start running. You’re probably just worried for nothing.

What are you going to do? Start running because most sites told you that you can? Or will you listen to what your body is telling you?