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Bee's knees

I'm getting a massage tonight. I almost never get massages, but I've tweaked my knee a little and I'm doing everything I can to make it feel better for the MS 150.

I don't have a clue what caused this knee thing. Wooch asked me this morning, and I said it could have been anything: five weeks of boot camp, spinning, lots of gardening, random bike rides. I've been very active in the last month or so, and the knee tweak started maybe two weeks ago. I let all the trainers I worked with know that my right knee was having some issues with stairs, step ups, and lunges, anything that goes forward and up, and they made sure to avoid those things with me. Squats seem to be fine, as are rowing, biking, spinning and eliptical climbing. The second this started, I stopped trying to run. Standups, the sit ups where you pull yourself up at the end, seem to be troublesome.

So I ice the knee when I think about it. I've worked on quadracep and hamstring exercises that don't bug it too much. I started taking glucosamine three times a day. (I figure that it can't hurt.)

And tonight, after spin class, I'm getting a sports massage from Oscar, who has worked with me during Boot Camp and knows what's up with the knee.

I don't think it'll be too much of an issue for the MS 150, (btw, HOLY SHIT!! I have awesome friends. Most of this was raised in a single day!), but once that's over, I'm going to take a look at seeing a physical therapist about it. I suspect it's either a cartilage problem or a miniscus problem, since my lateral movement seems to be perfectly fine.

It doesn't hurt, really. It just sort of twinges when I put certain pressures on it. I can walk long distances, I can bike long distances. I can even climb stairs, but I don't like it very much.


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Apr. 8th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
I have the same occasional problem with my right knee. It's because I get tight hamstrings and over-stretched quads on my right leg (why this doesn't happen on my left leg is beyond me). Massage is helpful but I find acupuncture works best to get it back to normal.

this is GWNC, btw. I don't know how to be non-anonymous.
Apr. 9th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not quite sure how to be non-anyonymous either.

Thanks! Acupuncture is on my list of things to try for both my knee and my shoulder (which hasn't been right since I stupidly arranged my computer monitor at an angle in law school) when I'm done with the race.
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