Monday, April 27, 2009

Knee Pain

A little over a month ago I started having pain in my right knee. I didn't think much of it at first. It mainly only hurt when I was doing certain exercises - squats and lunges. I switched to lower impact cardio, the trainer showed me some new stretches and I took it easy on the leg workout for a week or so. I even rested it completely for about a week. Despite the changes, it kept hurting. I scheduled an appointment with my Dr. She thought it was probably only inflammation and gave me some heavy duty anti-inflammatory meds, told me to ice it every day, and a list of exercises to do and not to do. She told me I needed to work on strengthening my quads to help me stabilize my knees better. 2 weeks later and my knee is worse. It hurts to stand, it hurts to sit, it hurts to bend it, going up and down stairs blows. It even hurts to sit on the toilet! (Thinking of investing in an old person's toilet seat) If I ice it I'm usually good for an hour or so and then it starts hurting again. It's not painful, it's more of a dull ache that gets aggravated if I leave it in a certain position for too long. I had an X-Ray of Friday and was told that there were no abnormalities. Now I'm moving on to the MRI once my insurance approves it. Fun times. I just hope I didn't do something to royally screw up my knee. I haven't had any swelling and it's not really tender when you press on it, it just hurts. :(

3 comments:

  1. Sucks! I wonder if it's bursitis? Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. I'm sorry! I know the feeling :(

    My BIG piece of advice? If your doctor "gives" you a knee brace, be sure to ask if it's really a freebie, or if you will be billed for it later. Yeah, $400 later, I was a little upset about the "gift" that keeps on giving.

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  3. Sounds like what happened with my hip in February. I did the X-ray, nothing showed up. I didn't go the MRI route, but it eventually fixed it self. The glories of getting old ;o)

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