I'm a 72 yr old female chat room newbie. I'm also a quad tendon repair newbie. I would love to be a tennis pro when I "grow up" - I tore my quad tendon in a league tennis match (which resulted in my losing the match. RATS).
Question: Three weeks after my bad partial quad tendon tear surgery, I was walking a 1/4 mile (with full leg brace in full extension).
On my 2nd doctor's visit (4th post-op, I was told to limit rehab to hip stretches and quad sets (I had been doing leg lifts, etc). And no more long walks outside.
I am old, but athletic in good health and good balance (and a fair forehand- had a sectional ranking) Why is walking harmful????? Any advice?