Will the scar tissue on my knee get in the way of my running? Or will I outrun it?
When I was in high school, I tore my ACL
playing soccer. I had the surgery to get it repaired
, which took tissue from my patellar tendon. As a result of this surgerymdash;and my lackluster rehab efforts—I have a lot of scar tissue on the front of my knee, below the kneecap.
Now, 10 years later, I'm getting into running. I started with the Couch-to-5K
program about 8 months ago and have slowly ramped up from there. Last Sunday I did my first 10-mile run. Things are going great!
I'm starting to worry about the scar tissue on my knee. While the pain doesn't particularly bother me while I'm running, it was easily the sorest thing on my body the day after my 10-miler. I did 3 miles today and it didn't bother me during the run, but stairs can be a little uncomfortable.
So how does scar tissue work? Will the pain likely increase or decrease as I continue to run? Will it cause injury? Is there anything I can do "break up" the scar tissue? Any advice for a new runner using refurb equipment?
You are not my doctor, naturally, I'm just looking for some casual advice as I weigh my options.