Iím a guy in his late 60s who, in a bad fall 3.5 years ago, fully lost his ACL in the RIGHT knee. An ortho told me that the ACL will not be repaired due to age and due to OA (osteoarthritis) showing up on the MRI scan.
For X number of months (where X can be 3, or 4, or 5 or maybe even 6), I have no physical pain in the RIGHT knee in walking and in daily, non-vigorous life. When OA physical pain starts under the kneecap of the RIGHT knee, I do quad sets for Y number of consecutive days (where Y can be 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 or 7 consecutive days) and the physical pain ends again for X number of months.
Iíd like to swim but know from experience that with no external support around my damaged RIGHT knee thereís physical pain while swimming-- I know this because I tried swimming after healing from the fall 3.5 yrs. ago.
What kind of pull-on sleeve or maybe some flexible, rigid knee brace would let me swim again with no physical pain in the RIGHT knee?
I'd probably only want to do a flutter kick as I do a modified elementary back stroke. [In the modified stroke, my legs would be straight-- due to another chronic medical problem, I'd not be doing the usual frog kick in the elementary back stroke.]
Will chlorinated pool water have some bad physical/chemical effect on some kind of pull-on, probably-synthetic-material sleeve or maybe on a flexible, rigid brace?