Hi @KMLkneeGood evening all. I just want to vent a minute. I did it again. I clearly have done to much. Today I have pain and a little pocket of swelling right next to the outside of my knee cap. I did mostly stretching and cycling yesterday in Therapy. There were some straight leg raises and quad strengthening exercises trying to gain complete extension. I'm miserable. For some reason I just can't seem to listen to you guys. I have got to start following your advice. I have therapy again next Tuesday and Thursday. If I didn't have to see my surgeon I wouldn't go at all. I am going to ask him Thursday if I can quit. I have 4 more approved visits but I'm starting to agree that it is doing more harm than good. Rest and ice and elevation in my weekend plans. Nothing more than daily needs and dog walking for me.
I promise I'm going to get it. Even if I am really hard headed.
I also did cycling (8 min warm up) during my PT appointment on Wednesday this week. It was the first time I’ve done it. Usually he has me warm up on the recumbent stepper machine, which I love. I really like PT and always have left with my knees feeling better than they did before the appointment. But the cycling was hard and did me in afterwards. I was back to 2 crutches to walk the next day, and my right leg is still sore today. In retrospect, I don’t think I was ready for the cycling even though it was within my current range of motion. Maybe you weren’t either?