In order to help you avoid knee damage, we have classified some of the most common sports and recreational activities into 3 basic levels according to the stress they impose on the knee. Level I activities apply generally safe stress on the knee. Level II activities apply moderate stress. Level III activities apply high stress to the knee and/or involve a higher risk of ligament or cartilage injury. By consulting with your physician and using common sense, you can minimize your risks of knee damage.
YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITY LEVEL(S):
[I, II, III]
Bicycling (road), bowling, golf, kayaking, rowing, scuba diving, swimming, walking (level ground), yoga, classic cross country skiing.
Aerobics (low impact), skate skiing, diving, racquetball, roller skating, running (soft surfaces, 5-10 miles/wk), hiking/backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, ice skating, bicycling (mountain), sailing, softball (conservative, no cleats), waterskiing, wind surfing.
Ballet, baseball, basketball, downhill skiing, football, gymnastics, handball, hang gliding, ice climbing, ice hockey, karate & judo, snowboarding, lacrosse, motorcycle (dirt biking), rock climbing, rugby, running (hard surfaces >10 miles/wk), soccer, softball (with cleats), tennis, track & field jumping events, volleyball, wrestling, wakeboarding.