Monday, July 15, 2013
I started walking after doing absolutely nothing for quite a while.... I started with a mile a day, then increased to two, and got up to two and a half at 3.2 mph but then my knee really started to hurt... Now I can't do anything!! I rested it the latter half of last week and most of the weekend, but today it still hurts. I've been icing it at night, just took some advil today, and am trying to stay off it best I can.... Last night I was doing some housework so I may have aggravated it, but I really thought it'd be better by now. When I go up stairs, it feels like its crackling/popping.
A friend of mine who runs frequently said when he started track the first time he had the same problem and it ended up being an overuse thing and just to rest/ice it.
Also, I hurt this knee while snowtubing when I was younger, so its a little more sensitive than my right knee...
Has anyone had a similar problem? It definitely feels like a muscle thing, but I just wanted to see if I can get a ballpark time until the pain goes away and I can go walking again. Also, how did you start from nothing to regular exercise? I felt fine doing it, but I guess my knee had another opinion.
Any help is very much appreciated.....