2 years post op ACL, Knee still hurts after activity

Its been 2 years since my ACL surgery and thought for sure I would be at 100% by now. My knee can feel good and strong but whenever I put some moderate activity on it like riding a track or even jogging for 30 minutes it will get sore right away and mostly hurts near full extension. Sometimes it takes 1-2 weeks to recover fully from riding. It also pops 2-3 times a day while getting up from a chair or getting out of a car. Has anyone else had this issue? I'm starting to think my surgery knee will never be the same.

Same for me after 1 year

Wow, pain and popping after 1 and two years? I'm having my first ACL reco done next month and this saddens me.

I start to feel my operated knee more when I get lazy, non operated knee pops more than the operated one. No real pain to speak of and if I do it is from the graft area, not the ACL.

8 months post op, quad tendon graft.

7 months post op here. pops and still sore.

My acl was completely severed, doc put a cadaver acl in and now I am 7 months post op and still very sore. especially when jogging or any kind of weight training. I am getting very frustrated.

its been a year and a half post op for me, i find if i don't exercise routinely my knee is sore. i was told 2 years was the key time for soreness. i used the Hamstring graft procedure.

Best to get comfortable with the pain guys, 15 years post surgery here, still hurts, feels tired all the time and boy can I feel the weather changes... Oh, and don't even think about squatting down, the pain for me is absolutely unbearable. I'm 52 ride every weekend and have learned to live with the pain.

Best to get comfortable with the pain guys, 15 years post surgery here, still hurts, feels tired all the time and boy can I feel the weather changes... Oh, and don't even think about squatting down, the pain for me is absolutely unbearable. I'm 52 ride every weekend and have learned to live with the pain.

Yep. Unfortunately that's just the way it is.

I've had surgery on my left knee twice. The last time in June of '09.

MCL/PCL, I used 2 cadaver acl's and 4 titanium screws 18 months post op and knee sore after activies. Just went snowboarding this morning and my knee is very sore. I guess I need to hit the gym more til the soreness goes away

11 years for me, still pops and mostly sore where the graft was. Never has gotten as strong or flexible as it once was ... I'm sure age is not helping either. As only guy said, just have to learn to live with it.

well at least your knee bends. my right knee does just 5 degrees, i have to kinda drag it around :cry: but i still ride :ride:. temporary relief of minor aches and pain: alcolado and marijuana put the marijuana in the alcolado. i am not sure on the time you need to let it set. so that's what i hear. try it out and let me know.

well at least your knee bends. my right knee does just 5 degrees, i have to kinda drag it around :cry: but i still ride :ride:. temporary relief of minor aches and pain: alcolado and marijuana put the marijuana in the alcolado. i am not sure on the time you need to let it set. so that's what i hear. try it out and let me know.

Move to Colorado to help with your pain... Your second fix will be a little easier to enjoy here

Best to get comfortable with the pain guys, 15 years post surgery here, still hurts, feels tired all the time and boy can I feel the weather changes... Oh, and don't even think about squatting down, the pain for me is absolutely unbearable. I'm 52 ride every weekend and have learned to live with the pain.

I'll second that...

Motocross is a tough man's sport

Stop with the horror stories!!! I'm only 19 and if I have to live with this for the rest of my life... :banghead:

My first knee surgery was in 1975. Had my ACL replaced in 1990. Couple of other clean ups. Some days better than others. Still pain. No full motion. The biggest problem I have is that most exercise irritates the knee which makes cardio conditioning tough. Still ride and my knee feels better after riding.

My first knee surgery was in 1975. Had my ACL replaced in 1990. Couple of other clean ups. Some days better than others. Still pain. No full motion. The biggest problem I have is that most exercise irritates the knee which makes cardio conditioning tough. Still ride and my knee feels better after riding.

Did you have full range of motion before the surgery? My doctor wouldn't operate on my knee unless I had full range of motion

Yup. Before the ACL. Abuse and injuries have taken a toll since then. You just get used to the pain and people asking you about your limp. (Don't hear that from my wife). Knee was good enough to do the first 320 miles in the last Baja 1000. Legs were sore afterwards, but knee was fine.

Holy crap! didnt know that so many others out there with the same issues as me. And i was thinking my surgeon did a botch job. Some people get back to 100% but they are rare from what i see.

5 years post op. Pain and stiffness every day.

As Over 40 rider said; best get used to it.

BUT - and it is a big but - the knee is stable again. I can step down off stuff (haven't been able to do that for 25 years) and it felt markedly different (in a good way) the first time I snowboarded post op and kicked a ball.

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