Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bad Knee Day

I'm not going to lie, I've been slacking on my exercise, especially my knee exercises. I don't know what it was about today, but it was definitely a bad knee day. I got so excited I was able to do the elliptical again without pain that when I did have time to work out, I opted for the elliptical instead of strength training.

While I know I have to go back to doing more strength training, it's frustrating. When I have time to work out, I want to do what I enjoy, not just quad strengthening. It's also very frustrating, because I feel my pain today was at a similar point as pre-surgery. I do think something else is going on. My left calf is truly more developed on the outside and much less developed on the inside. I don't know if it's my gait or my arches, or what. I've been wearing my orthotics all day, so supposedly I should have proper foot alignment.

I don't know. I just know I'm tired of knee pain. I should go back to the physical therapist, but since it's a new year, I have to re-meet my deductible and PT isn't covered until the deductible is met. I don't know if I throw in the towel and try new orthotics made fit by the physical therapist (not a podiatrist) or what. While we haven't touched our deductible this year, I probably should get things taken care of before we have to switch insurances this summer.

Sigh. I'm just stressed with life and I just wish I could wave my magic wand and have the muscle tone I need and no knee pain.


Chic Fit Geek said...

Having pain from an injury is one of the most frustrating things to deal with. You know you have to work the muscles to help make them stronger, but it hurts. Bad part is, it will hurt more not working the muscle.
I have a similar problem with my wrists. I have a severe repetitive strain injury in my right wrist from my job. I'm supposed to work muscles so they get stong, but it makes them weak after the workout and then it's constant icing and heating.
I hope you're knee gets better!!

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