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I'm 5-1/2 months post surgery on ACL reconstruction using my patella tendon. I feel like I have progressed in certain areas...can do some running now with brace on, some agility drills, and have been doing Taekwondo Olympic version some...beginning to kick light to moderate on people and heavy bag...not kicking fast or hard in air or on paddle like targets. Problem is strength, weight room activities, hypertrophy, and my biodex test. Let me say I habe some tendonitis of some sort...that hasn't gone away. I can not do any leg extensions, hardly at all...even with no weight without discomfort. The Biodex machine test is what I have to pass to be "released" so to speak. My hamstring is fine, bu 70% difference in leg strength for the quad isn't good. The tendonitis shuts down my ability to move against resistance. In the gym...I was doing some Deadlifts, Sigle Leg Press, Single Leg Curl...trying Leg extensions now & then, Single Leg Calf Raises...and oulling sled backwards sometimes.
What do I need to do? I thought I was progressing ok, but the tendonitis, or whatever it is, is my critical path now...holding me back. I'm picking up the icing and stretching more...but other than that, what can I do? I dread going to doctor for 6 month checkup...I should be doing a lot more right now, but am not. Doctor is not goig to release me to do anything else...may even tell me to stop alltogether.