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JMCROF SparkPoints: (7,472)
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12/30/12 1:46 P

Listen to your body. Pain is for a reason. I had a doctor tell me to keep walking despite pain in my feet so I was walking up to five miles a day...limping home the last bit all to try to lose weight. Now years later I find out that I was actually hurting myself more. My feet were out of alignment and the doctor didn't even check that. He just put it down to pre-diabetes. Now I have my knee bothering me, my hip and back out of wack and still struggling. I wish I had checked further instead of just trusting that one doctor.

KARYNWHO SparkPoints: (4,381)
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12/30/12 8:56 A

I've really cut out use of Ibuprofen as an exercise-aid since I read this:

It might be helpful to visit a sports medicine clinic.. I had access to one through my university when I injured my knee (hyper-extended, partial ACL tear). The physiotherapist gave me some exercises to strengthen my hips, core and work on my tight hip-flexors... Combined, these exercises are supposed to help protect my knee from re-injury.


Everything I do is in moderation. No extreme diets here; I go to the gym 3 times a week when my schedule allows it; and I just try to make the best choices I can, regardless of what life throws my way.

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MRSOLIVER455 SparkPoints: (5,083)
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12/29/12 2:32 P

Thanks Jen! It's not unbearable but it is there. I'll just take it easy for today and tomorrow and get in touch with my doctor Monday.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,968
12/29/12 2:19 P

Pain is usually your body's way of telling you something is wrong, so I wouldn't try to just push through it. I'd suggest talking to your doctor to see if there's anything they recommend, or in case they want to evaluate you again to be sure there aren't any further issues that need to be addressed.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
MRSOLIVER455 SparkPoints: (5,083)
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12/29/12 12:10 P

I torn my MCL a few years ago in a dirt bike accident, when it gets cold and/or rainy it starts to hurt. Well today its pretty cold outside and rainy, so it is giving me fits. I started to go my cardio this morning and I started getting a sharp pain in my knee. I didn't over do it this week, at least I didn't think I did. So my question is, should I put off doing my cadio today or should I just take an ibuprofen and push through it. I don't want to injure it again, but I don't know if it is just from the rain but it's not the normal pain I get. any advice?

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