Fitness Minutes: (20,408)
155 7/12/13 8:24 P
I agree with the others to check with a doctor, but in the meantime I'd try RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Rest and ice was already mentioned, but elevating it could help, too. Hope it feels better soon!
I'm sorry you are having so much pain! Because this is a new injury, we always recommend that you consult your physician. Even if you don't go see your doctor just yet, you may want to call for medical advice for care prior to a visit.
Fitness Minutes: (228,045)
7/12/13 2:52 P
Injuries happen to us all, even to people who walk. You may have stepped off the curb in a way that tweaked the knee. It could be an old injury that's resurfacing. Knee injuries are extremely hard to diagnosis even for the pros. For now ? Definitely get some ice on that knee. that will help reduce any swelling or inflammation.
REST for the time being. Even if you think the knee feels okay in the morning, don't take a walk because you may re-injure it. You will not derail any of your efforts at good health or weight loss if you have to take a few days off from your routine.
Take care of this injury now before it becomes a chronic injury later. If the knee doesn't feel right after a few days of ice and rest, then you must see your doctor. Don't try to exercise while the knee is in a weak state or you really do risk making the injury worse.
Baby that knee !!
One thing to look at is your shoes. Are you wearing old shoes ? When is the last time you bought new walking shoes ? if the support in your shoes is old, that could cause knee injuries as well as foot and ankle problems. So, if you're wearing old shoes, it's time for them to be replaced. I know that my knees and feet start to hurt when my shoes get old. that's why I know it's time to wear new ones with good support.
For now, rest and ice !!!
Fitness Minutes: (36,402)
1,021 7/12/13 2:08 P
Try icing it - ice can help bring down inflammation. Also resting it is really important. I'm a runner, and I've had on-and-off problems with my ankle, and resting and icing it generally help.
That said, if it's not better in 24 hours, you really do need to see a doctor, because something more serious could be wrong.
Fitness Minutes: (9,670)
7/12/13 1:48 P
I usually walk at least 5 miles daily, and all of a sudden my knee hurts so bad I can hardly stand on it. I'm trying to wait at least a day to see if it gets better before going to see my doctor. Has this ever happened to any other walkers? I feel completely naked when I can't get out and walk. I don't even have an appetite it's getting to me so bad. Help please!
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