Running after Plica Removal

How easy is it to get running again?

6 messages
16/07/2012 at 19:19


I have just had my Plica removed and am wondering if I will get to run again and how long until I run again? If anyone can offer me any advice would be really useful.

My other concern is to whether it will come back again? As much as I love running I don't want to cause myself further injury.

Please help


16/07/2012 at 19:20
I'd ask who ever removed it
16/07/2012 at 19:48

give your body time to heal, dont ask random strangers on a forum. theres not really much that we can do to help. sorry.

17/07/2012 at 08:53

Thanks for the reply, I am seeking advise from the hospital, but thought there may be someone who has had something simular done who may be able to give me some hope.

17/07/2012 at 20:45

I had one done over 13 years ago, it became apparent after upping my mileage up too quickly when i tried running back then. As i hadnt actually been running all that long I didnt end up taking it up again and did other exercise.

I have tried running a few times since and would always go out and run for as long as i could, usually first run about 20 mins and would build up over a couple of weeks to 35 mins and my knee would hurt again so i would give up.

This time i really wanted to do it as a friend at work was doing the couch to 5k, she was getting on so well, and especially as she had never run before. So i decided to start at week 5 and build up gradually. It was a few weeks before i felt my knee and it wasnt too bad so i would ice it during the evenings and make sure i got my rest days in. I am now up to 10k and it sometimes aches a bit but i again ice and rest it and so far so good. Take it steady and dont run on it whilst its hurting, i think a golden rule is to listen to your body. Good luck

18/07/2012 at 10:37

Henrietta, thank you so much for your experience.  I'm planning on taking it slowly and definately listening to my body. I don't want to have to go through this again.

Good luck with your running, sounds like you are doing a great job

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