Monday, July 27, 2009

Ouch!

Ok, so maybe 9 out of 10 of you being runners will be helpful at this point. I think I injured my knee at the gym yesterday. I was doing calf raises. I know that as a rule of thumb you are not to lock your knees during this exercise (it's BAD, BAD, bad to force your knees to bear all of the weight). But I have never been able to do these calf-raises without locking my knees. All the same... my right knee HURTS!!! I looked it up on WebMD and based on the picture it looks like my meniscus..? =( the pain is just under my knee cap. There is no swelling or bruising- nothing like that. It just hurts to put weight on it or to stretch it. So I've been icing, keeping it elevated and trying not to gimp around since yesterday afternoon. Since there is no visible inflammation I've been skipping the vitamin M (800 mg Motrin). My plan currently is to keep up with the ice and resting it until tomorrow, then if it's still hurting go to the doc.
I'm curious runners, what do you know about knee injuries? Should I be concerned? Is there something other than ice I should be doing?

8 comments:

Lauren B. said...

you need to make an appt to see someone at front range! the drs here deal with that all the time. in the meantime, stay off your feet lady!

High Heels & Combat Boots said...

Samantha you must never strain yourself that much. girls don't work that hard!

lola said...

I've had my fair share of knee problems but I'd leave suggestions to the doctor! Other than that, you're doing all you can at this moment -- not straining it and using ice.

Sorry hun. Hope you feel better sooner rather than later!

Erin said...

You might try wrapping it with an ace bandage. I have bad knees from years of sport and the first thing I always do it ice, elevate and wrap my knee.

Stay off it as much as possible and definitely go see your doctor.

I'm sure you just strained it.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I never work out or I would try to give you advice....hope you feel better!

ABW said...

I'd get it checked out! Ouch! I hope you feel better soon!

my life isnt easy but its the only one i got said...

Hey babe I would get it checked out if I was you. I love you and I hope you feel better. MUAH

Lauren B. said...

lol you're right, i guess all that matters is that i look okay. maybe i just shouldn't weigh myself anymore lol