Five months after my ACL reconstruction, I realize why they say this is a year-long recovery process. I still do supersets of leg strengthening exercises in the gym regularly, and the swelling is continuing to go down over time. I still can't straighten out my leg very easily, because of the remaining swelling, but I do stretch a lot and am quite flexible. When I do try to straighten it out, I can feel a shift/movement underneath my knee cap, again probably because of swelling. The discomfort while walking is more and more minor as time continues to pass.
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