I had a one-time visit to a PT in November - it was all I could afford, insurance dropped the whole balance on deductible so I have to out-of-pocket any PT visits in full if I need to go back since deductible is reset again this year...ouch - and they gave me some basic exercises and stretches, which helped at the time, and I stopped doing them when everything felt fine and dandy. I can pull out that list again and start them all over, but I did the ones I remember and things feel fine.
I guess I may need to add more stretches and can restart the heating pad routine; I'd been doing that when I was healing the strain/semi-tear. Now that you said that, I realized whenever I try the basic quad stretch from the exercise listing, it's extremely tight and I feel a tugging / pulling in that same area above my knees where the pain had been. Trying it too long makes them hurt all over again, so I keep that one to a minimum.
Goodness, it's depressing being this out of shape. If I were 90, it'd be one thing, but I used to be extremely fit. How in the heck did I let myself get this bad.
Quit smoking - 9/12/12...done!
Live Better - in progress!
...1st mini-goal 20 lbs to 147 - in progress!
...2nd mini-goal 10 lbs to 137 - coming soon!
...3rd mini-goal 5 lbs to 132 - coming soon!
...4th mini-goal 2-7 lbs to final goal - coming soon!
| current weight: 155.8