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April 29th, 2008 at 12:59 am

My knee hurts

in: General

But hopefully, the trip to the PT will change that.

I fell on my knee about 2 years ago, and it swelled up like an orange. I went to the doc who x-rayed it, took it easy, then resumed my normal activity. It got all better, pretty much by itself.

I fell on my knee about a year ago. It did not swell up. I did not go tot he doc because I figured the same thing would happen as last time. It did not get better.

I decided enough was enough and went to see the doc. I can walk, but it hurts a bit. I can NOT ride my bike, swim, and climbing stairs is very painful.

The doc couldn’t find anything wrong that necessitate surgery which is good ’cause I’d really rather not have surgery. He sent me off to the PT.

The PT told me to stop doing the leg extentions, that they are probably aggravating my knee. I have good flexibility and my arches are good. However, I tend to lock my knees straight when I stand, and I’m a bit knock-kneed. She taught me a strengthening exercise that is deceptively hard to do. I need to tighten the quad muscle on the inside of my knee. It’s really hard to do, mostly because I’m unaware that the muscle is even there.

So anyway, I do that for 5 reps of 5 seconds 5 times a day for the next 6 weeks with a bit of stretching. Then it’s back to the PT.

I really hope that in 6 weeks things will be better, at least enough better so that I can swim or ride my bike.

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