Over the past few weeks I’ve been struggling with knee pain. I’ve whinged about it to all you guys (sorry!) but today has taken its toll.
This is how things currently are… I’m knee deep in feeling sorry for myself.
I haven’t been on a proper run in weeks, just doing Zumba, swimming, spin class & walking… Anything to distract from my dicky knee. I was told by the guys doing the hip/knee study that I should attempt a run & see how it feels after six weeks of doing the exercises I’ve been given.
Some of the running club were doing a beer run tonight (a gentle jog to a local pub, having a swift half to celebrate a birthday & a jog back).
I thought I’d go along because I’m missing the guys & thought I might be able to gauge how my knee was on a gentle run. As you can see, I was in two minds….
But I met the girls & we set off. I used kinesiology tape on my left knee (the one that tends to give me jip) but didn’t on the right. As we were getting nearer the pub, my right knee started to play up. It felt as though I had something sharp jabbing me on the inside of it. I got to a stage where I could only lift it so far before it would seize & hurt. Luckily, we’d reached the pub by then…
As we were chatting, I kept trying to massage it but it didn’t feel any better. The guys were lovely & suggested we have a brisk walk back to the cars just in case I hurt it more.
To say I’m disappointed & frustrated is an understatement. I hobbled initial the house & my lovely other half made sure I had ice on it & helped me to take my trainers off (brave boy!) as I couldn’t rotate my right knee to do it.
I don’t know what to do because I’m not sure if a GP/Doctor can help in any way?
Does anyone have any advice? Or if I do go, what should I ask them to do? Anything you guys can tell me would be awesome. Just want to get back out running again 🙂