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Me and my left knee say 'Hello'

Me and my left knee say 'Hello'

Postby Jaywizz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:24 pm

I've been walking for many years but currently told (by the doctor then physio) to lay off hills for the next two months. (I have already warned my husband and friends I will become increasingly bad-tempered ....................)
I would love to hear from other walkers with 'knee problems' (mine are just due to overuse/misuse and abuse - I used to be a caver) and their successes. I'm currently on anti-inflammatories and doing exercises - I'm not keen on surgery (even more time away from the hills!) What else has worked for you? Thank you in anticipation of some good news stories!!!!
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Re: Me and my left knee say 'Hello'

Postby Fife Flyer » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:53 pm

Hi & welcome don't really suffer from any particular sore joints :D

Having said that I do have aching knees, which is usually down to descending, but I find after a couple of days rest (not going up & down hills), am fighting fit again, well as fit as I'll ever be :lol:
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Re: Me and my left knee say 'Hello'

Postby mrssanta » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:22 pm

do you have walking poles to help take the strain off your knees on descents? it does help if you can manage them. Keep going with the exercises - for ever- but oh dear two months does seem like a long time.
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Re: Me and my left knee say 'Hello'

Postby devondebs » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:20 am

Hi, yes its very frustrating I have knee problems but since I started using a walking pole and a good knee support it has really helped. I also go to the gym and strengthen the supporting muscles which is important too.
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