Friday, April 23, 2010
I went to the therapist again just this past Wednesday (she's the nicest lady). I explained to her that I couldn't afford to come for both my back and my knee pain
and as far as that goes, I couldn't afford to see her even once a week as she had
suggested because we are living as a lot of people are, on a limited income.
I told her that my back was probably worse because of having to favor my left knee so much; she agreed and saying that my back would undoubtedly be worse from limping and having to use a cane/walker which ever I was forced to use because of the knee. So...we agreed that we would work on the knee and she asked if I could come back 3 weeks from this coming Wednesday which begin my first treatment for just the knee.
That worked out, she did an evaluation on my knee and told me that I needed some corrective shoes or insoles because my stance was putting additional strain on my knees.
A light bulb came on in my head!
Last year about this time, I had gotten corrective insoles and specialty shoes to help my back and I was walking happily without aid by summer! Well I had been doing so well that I ditched those ugly shoes in the closet and forgot about them. I came home and went to my closet to my shoe hanger and drug out those ugly walkers and put them on. I must say, they are dreadfully uncomfortable to wear because they are working those lazy forgotten muscles and tendons that I had neglected.
Reminds me of eating; sometimes eating healthy isn't very comfortable either because we have to prepare foods that often take time and or attention to detail where as the old comfortable foods are easy just to order out or eat out.
A deliberate habit takes time, but is rewarding in the long stretch.