Post # 1
So last year while getting ready for a cruise, I was doing some side plank leg lifts. I guess my poor shape and weight combined, and I ended up having this sensation in my knee to stretch it to the outside, and it would pop. Then came the pain. Very intense pain, and it hurt to walk downstairs, although to be honest it just always hurt. I tried resting it and icing it, and the pain lessened, but it was kind of just there lurking all year. Well, again, this fall it is killing me again… But I’d really like to resume working out. Obviously no leg pilates for me, but I also can’t even really run. Is there any type of yoga or anything that I am just unaware of that I can do to at least get some sort of activity? I can’t afford an eliptical and my nearest gym is an hour and a half away just to get there. Grr. 🙁 Thanks for your suggestions!
Post # 3
I assume you don’t have a pool nearby either? I signed Fiance and I up for water aerobics (hehe, yes, with the old people) because he has bad ankles, and it’s such a good workout!
Post # 4
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Biking might be a good one, if you have a bike…Also, swimming too (not sure if there’s a pool near you.) Yoga is a good idea, there’s tons of tapes and stuff you can buy if you don’t want to go to a class…But honestly, you should probably have your knee looked at by a doctor bc it doesn’t sound like the problem is going to go away by itself…I know it sucks but wouldn’t it be better to find out what’s wrong and maybe try to fix it than not be able to be physically active and in pain? Just a thought, sorry that happened!
Post # 5
Can you describe where around your knee and what the pain feels like? Ex. sharp, stabbing, aching, throbbing, etc? I’m an athletic trainer and in physical therapy school, so maybe I can help. But, you should really see a someone since it has been going on for a year!
Post # 6
Trailmix has a lot of great advice. I have a bum knee and ankle so I have to keep in mind what I’m doing as well (swimming, biking, yoga). Pilates might also be a good option. Have you thought about talking to a physical therapist or trainer type for one or two sessions? You might be trying to do these leg lifts with poor form causing strain on your knee.
Yoga is fantastic! just make sure that your knee is always directly above your ankle not infront or off to the side. Paying attention to the alignment can me the difference between pain/injury and a good workout. Good luck!
Post # 7
Yeh, I agree we need to get me to a doctor. I’m actually assuming it will be surgery because as you have stated, it just isn’t going away with rest, ice etc. and no way am I getting injections. The reason we hadn’t thus far was because insurance was switching with my getting married, and the year before my mom had to get knee surgery because she broke it pretty badly and our insurance was tapped out.
Thank you all for your suggestions. If I don’t get it fixed here within early 2011, I will try swimming. I will be going back to school so I will be around a gym then. In the meantime, I will do yoga tapes at home. 🙂
For the longest time, my knee pain was ambiguous. It was a sharp pain. When I sleep it hurts whether my leg is bent or straightened, and I always wake up with the feeling that I did a very intense leg workout with this burning pain feeling. When it sort of died down this past year, it was more of a constant dull ache like in the middle of my knee, but more toward the outside and lower part of the kneecap. Now in addition to those, my upper tibia has started stinging too. So its just all sort of screwy.
Thanks again for your help!
Post # 8
Here’s another vote for swimming. Biking is also wonderful. After I had my knee surgery (I tore my ACL), they put me on all sorts of bike-inspired machines that made me pedal at different angles for my physical therapy.