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New Knee is misbehaving

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gosh I have learned to love my daily gym time, the routine of going in the morning, the great cardio workout, even the sweating part and now suddenly my usual routine will have to be changed.

It seems that the tendons, muscles and ligaments are loose so not holding the knee steady when being used. So for the next three weeks that knee is in a immobilizer to relieve the tension. Now the daily challenge is putting on my shoes.

First thing monday morning I am headed back to the gym to talk to the staff for alterations in my workout. Until then I have directions from my physical therapist on lower body exercises that are workable but I am missing that cardio workout. This is going to be a three week challenge.

How many of you have learned to love your daily workout? How many of you thought that would not be possible? Surprised yourself did you not!
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  • FREDDY1232
    Hi yolanda, I hope you can soon get to the place were healing takes place. I had total knee replacement 2 years ago. And I love it....I have been in phycial therapy for the last monht and the theripist says that it one is stronger than the other leg...It did take almost year finally heal...I sure hope you can get some good help for you knee...Good Luck...Margie
    4124 days ago
    can you use resistance bands for just the upper part of your body?? talk to the physical therapist and get cardio ideas for just the upper body..it can be done for sure
    the lady mary
    4178 days ago
  • PAG2809
    Yolanda, you're so right! My back has been bothering me, making it hard for me to walk, let alone work out... though nothing like what you're dealing with, of course. It throws off my whole day when I can't just go work out or go out and walk for miles. Glad you're attacking this instead of letting it beat you!
    4178 days ago
    Good for you! Hope the 3 weeks goes by fast
    4179 days ago
    thank you everyone for your encouragement. I know I can do this with grace.
    4179 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    I remember when I first started Sparks........ I hated exercise and even joined a group for... "I hate exercise"........ Now I have got into it...... and really look forward to my cardio time..... I hope they can find some kind of exercise you will be able to do while your knee is getting back in shape... emoticon
    4179 days ago
    Sorry you have that complication. I want to get into a gym program of some sort, but for now I am enjoying the walking with my new knee. I do have a couple exercises the Therapist gave me. I hope things go well for you. Maybe I have been too cautious!
    4179 days ago
    I do enjoy my workouts and miss them when I can't do them. I understand completely. This, however, is just a temporary setback for you and not a permanent time out. You'll be full steam ahead in no time.
    4179 days ago
  • TRACY180
    Love my daily work out? No. I workout on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I have began to enjoy the feeling of knowing that I can jog for twenty minutes or that I can walk up and down the steps of my apartment building for 10 to 15 minutes. I don't enjoy the fact that it makes my legs kind of stiff at times though. I am glad that you have been enjoying your workouts.
    I hope you find some exercises that you can do that doesn't involve the knee for a while.
    4179 days ago
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