I suspect there is not an answer to this question Re: Margaret McCartney: When can I get back to running after my operation?
I suspect that - as for many things we would 'like to know' - there is not a really helpful answer to this question.
I feel sure that we all tend to heal at different rates, so there will not be a definable period after which increased activity definitely becomes benign - and we all exercise rather differently anyway.
But most 'athletic' people will already know, that injuries which are left to heal without surgery, are complicated in terms of resuming 'training': you only find out afterwards, if resuming training 'damages' the healing injury or not.
As with many things - all is clear, only in hindsight.
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