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Old 13 Aug 19, 06:59 PM  
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Popped my knee so dreading walking and queueing! Flights also a worry - any hints/tips? TIA
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Old 13 Aug 19, 07:06 PM  
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Oh no feel for you, not much advice but take it easy, rest when you can & get your feet up RICE maybe
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Old 13 Aug 19, 07:30 PM  
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I am unsure where you are staying or when you are going, But last year I was quite unwell after having an heart attack and having surgery.

I was recommended Yellow scooters from another DIBB member, I booked it for Two weeks, I think I paid about £179 I cant quite remember, They deliver and collect from where you are staying, If you are hiring a car the scooters also fitted into the car.

This was a godsend to me, It made for what would of been a very hard holiday, Into a lovely relaxed easy to enjoy holiday.

I am so glad I booked it.
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Old 13 Aug 19, 07:31 PM  
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Have you tried a support bandage. Can get in boots amazon etc, but my mum got me a great one in walmart. I used it for getting thru the airport and at the parks. Maybe a folding walking stick if you think you need it. Can buy stronger anti inflammatory and pain killers over the counter there too eg naproxen. Try to build in a bit of rest every few day's and hopefully you will manage better than you fear. Hope it goes OK for you.
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I had ACL replacement surgery last year but still find my knee swells after lots of walking or standing. Get yourself some anti-inflammatories, and a knee support. In the evenings if you can keep your leg elevated as much as you can and apply ice to reduce swelling. Other than that you just need to listen to your body. if you are in pain, slow down and rest.
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I had an acl replacement 4 months ago and am still wearing a huge post op brace. I leave in just under 2 weeks and Iím also worried how I will manage as Iím not really one for taking things slow and this is a solo trip.
Do you know what youíve actually done? A visit to a physio might be a good idea if you havenít been. A brace or kinesiology tape could also help and lots of breaks to elevate and ice.
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Originally Posted by rso123 View Post
I had an acl replacement 4 months ago and am still wearing a huge post op brace. I leave in just under 2 weeks and Iím also worried how I will manage as Iím not really one for taking things slow and this is a solo trip.
Do you know what youíve actually done? A visit to a physio might be a good idea if you

havenít been. A brace or kinesiology tape could also help and lots of breaks to elevate and ice.
I travel in 5 weeks and Iíve torn my cartilage both sides of knee! Told by hospital no physio needed just need to build up muscles around knee was hoping I could request a DAS as I canít stand in same position (queueís) for hours!
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I travel in 5 weeks and Iíve torn my cartilage both sides of knee! Told by hospital no physio needed just need to build up muscles around knee was hoping I could request a DAS as I canít stand in same position (queueís) for hours!
I have done this before too... I couldn't walk at all for about 2 weeks, after that it got better very slowly, I had a knee brace for 4 weeks and at the end of that I was still really limping. I think it lasted about 5/6 weeks and then slowly it got better. Try doing gentle exercise like standing on one leg at a time and moving up and down , there are a few things like this to try... only really after 4 weeks though!
Hopefully you will be ok - as long as you take it easy and then slowly start to re-build the muscle hopefully you will be ok on your holiday!
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I travel in 5 weeks and Iíve torn my cartilage both sides of knee! Told by hospital no physio needed just need to build up muscles around knee was hoping I could request a DAS as I canít stand in same position (queueís) for hours!
Poor you. I also had a torn meniscus both sides but had one side trimmed and the other repaired. So I know how you feel. However I would recommend seeing a private physio if you can as they can show you exactly which exercises to do. The NHS is not able to offer physio for so many conditions now but often itís beneficial to have it.
Iím also going to apply for DAS but I know that they often donít give it for physical disabilities. My main worry is standing in the immigration queue as that would be impossible. So Iíve had to ask for assistance from the airline which means a wheelchair which is not something I need but the only way to not be standing for hours. You might want to look into it as well.
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I travel in 5 weeks and Iíve torn my cartilage both sides of knee! Told by hospital no physio needed just need to build up muscles around knee was hoping I could request a DAS as I canít stand in same position (queueís) for hours!
Hopefully you've informed your insurer and all that is covered/sorted
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