ooh - I can help, lol. This past Monday a group of us local gals had a weigh in to start the new year off right & will work together to get fit. While out & about earlier that day, I suddenly developed severe foot pain upon walking - mostly up a slight stair or stepping on a crooked sidewalk. So I favored that foot/leg most of the day. By the time evening (and weigh-in time) got there, my knee was hurting sooooo bad, I almost cried w/ each step. This pain lasted for 3 days. I was despairing because we were starting something new & I felt I may not make any head way, not being able to walk run, jog, lunge, etc. I gritted my teeth and lowered myself to the floor - determined to do any exercise I could from Spark People's exercise pages. So I did one of the 2 required supermans, then did one of the sets of the lying leg curl, then the other required superman, then the other set of the curls. After this, I did 2 sets of pendulums, then 2 sets each of both the lying adduction & abduction, some lying scissors in the air, ending with the reverse crunches. I only felt a little discomfort while doing these at first. But, I was still dreading getting myself up off the floor. I rolled over to my belly, put my good leg's foot on the floor & raised my self up. I gingerly started walking back to the computer & realized I had absolutely NO PAIN. I had heard that the Core Exercises pulled the spine back in alignment & strengthened the muscles around it, but had NO IDEA that those same Core exercises would put the ligaments around my knee back where they belonged - but I guess they did. Please give this a try. Good luck!
Edited by: CONMOST at: 1/11/2013 (16:25)