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Sunday, March 29, 2009

knee painThis doesn't bode well...

Last May when I blew out my knee I'd spent part of the day walking on sand. Yesterday I spent a good chunk of the day walking on sand.

Can you guess where I'm going with this? No, I haven't blown my knee out again (thank the gods), but both knees have done weird twinging things at separate times today.

I really, really, really, really don't want to go through that again. Really!

And neither the scenario where it's the same knee or the opposite knee is any more appealing. If it's the same knee then that road just ends in trips to Emergency and eventual knee surgery, so that's no fun... if it's the other knee then I technically don't have a "bad knee" and a "good knee" any more, just two bad knees, no thanks.

You would think that walking on sand would strengthen a weak knee... it's a different kind of movement, it's resistance training (probably)... but of course I never do the regular thing do I...

I think I'll be off to buy some Joint Formula with Glucosamine & Chondroitin come payday (if not before). I'm also going to have to be really careful on my walk tomorrow morning... I wouldn't want to end up flailing around on the grass in the middle of the parklands before dawn... that's just embarrassing!

ADDENDUM (The following day): Much to my chagrin I realised on my walk this morning while pondering why my knee should be in such a state without much provocation that I spend a good chunk of time on Saturday night kneeling on it... granted I was in water at the time, so the strain wasn't that bad, but I was still kneeling, so that can't have helped... whoops...

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1 comments:

Tom Sunday, March 29, 2009 11:38:00 pm  

Is it rowing season yet? I'm sure those nice rowing boys you go past on your walk would come to your rescue!

I think the sand training thing is more cardio than joint - it just takes so much more effort to move.

Seriously though, if it's not good, take a day off from your walk, and do the RICE thing. A day off now might prevent a few weeks enforced no-walking later! Anyway, hope it clears up. :)

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