Diet and Fitness


#1042

Any suggestions?

The pain is like a kick to the inside of the leg, just below the knee cap.


#1043

I used to do lots of leg curls & leg extensions as well as some squats.

Whether they are the right thing I don’t know but it felt as if the knee was better supported when the leg was stronger.


#1044

I’m doing squats, glute bridges and KB swings for similar effect.

Remote diagnosis from physio - she says 90% its a slight knee twist and to lay off it and it’ll sort itself.


#1045

How’s the knee?


#1046

Bit better thanks. Still sore to the touch but strapped up and if it’s okay then maybe a longish walk or a slow jog tonight to test it out.


#1047

Are these the things I see people doing on the floor with a barbell across their hips and thrusting forward/up?


#1048

Yep.


#1049

I have terrible glute activation and have been trying to focus on it. Had my eye on that as a potential good exercise.


#1050

Okay now it’s proper fucked :tired_face:

Tried a very light jog but had to pull up like a knackered pony after half a mile. It’s gone from sore to agony.


#1051

When I went to see my podiatry specialist about my ankles he asked if I’d had them scanned, the implication being that it might be possible even for something as non-disabling as my old injuries. I said no, but I have no idea what the prospects would be if I asked to have it done. I’m not sure in my case whether it would have to be NMR or whether X-ray CT might tell me anything useful. In your case it sounds like soft tissue, which would pretty much have to be NMR wouldn’t it ? In the meantime I guess you’re into RICE.

VB


#1052

Yep RICE and a period of wait and see. I need to lay off completely for about 2 weeks and if the problem is still there then I’ll be pushing for a scan.


#1053

Sorry to hear that… have you been to a physio?


#1054

Not yet. Knee strapped up and just resting for now. Will see physio early next week.


#1055

That’s shit. Is there any cardio (or weights) you can do while you heal?


#1056

Yeah can do core and upper body stuff once I get past the stage where any movement causes pain in my knee.


#1057

Stick with swimming or cycling. Easier on the joints!


#1058

That really is shit. Hopefully your body will right itself as you don’t want people telling you to operate on the knee, fuck that.


#1059

Yes, all my experience with Orthopods over the last 10 years has convinced me that surgery is not the answer.


#1060

Cycling! Cycling!

I ended up riding for 6 miles or so with an aspiring pro cyclist last night. Really nice kid, just out of juniors so I guess 17/18. He was out for a gentle spin to loosen his legs after racing at the weekend (he won a stage it turns out). Amazing fun, but his slow was my fast and I regretted it a touch when I had to turn back into the headwind for the 30 miles journey home :stuck_out_tongue: We were chatting two abreast so I didn’t get to draft. Amazed I could hold a conversation at all- I think my heart rate was up at 170/180 most of the time and hit 190 on a shortish climb.


#1061

Fuck no!