It's been 10 months since I had my ACL reconstruction. It's still noticeably swollen and while it does get easier to do full quad stretches (which is a sign that swelling is continuing to go down), I still don't feel comfortable doing things like squats or playing sports. I can run on the treadmill at a 6.0 but feel discomfort at 7+. I continue to stretch regularly in hopes that this will all go back to normal as soon as possible (rather than accepting this as the new normal). My knee is still sore and almost pops into place each morning when I wake up and if I sit with it bent for too long I still feel discomfort as it adjusts to being straightened out again.
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