Bum knee (pt. 3)
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thank you so much for all your concern. I really appreciate it!
I would have given you your update sooner, but I was called in to work today unexpectedly so I had to go straight from the doctor. It was quite hectic and I just crashed when I got home. Having just woken up from my unexpected nap I wanted to update all my super supportive Sparkers!!
The knee continues to feel a little bit better each day but I was told to remain off it as much as I could for the next two weeks and then return for a progress report. This is not a knee replacement issue, but arthritis. (ugh!!) That paired with a super strained/pulled muscle just underneath and below my knee cap is what sent me into a panic. I am now on elevated knee rest, Advil, and the doctor also prescribed orthotic inserts for my shoes. They felt really weird at first when I put them in, but now I can honestly say I must have really needed them because my plantar facitis is feeling much better! I will keep up the stretched I do to keep that at bay along with the frozen water bottles I roll underneath my feet at the end of every day, but I am really liking the support.
So, no running for a while and minimal walking as well. This is going to be tough for me since I am so used to being active, but it will be well worth it in the end!