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I have found that I CAN jog, but I do not run downhill. The impact causes major pain in my hips, knees and feet. If I do intervals, where I only run the uphills and flats on my 5 mile route, I avoid the pain and still get that heart rate buzzing!
- Submitted by DEECANDOITAGAIN 8/1/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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CONNIE1-11 8/2/2010 4:45:00 AM

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STORMY724 8/2/2010 4:44:00 AM

    I had surgery for a torn meniscus in my knee a few years ago. It is painful for me to even walk downhill, so I try to stay on flat areas, too. Apparently the meniscus can be repaired in younger people, but in older ones like me (I will be 65 in a few days) it is too brittle & all they can do is remove the jagged edges to alleviate pain. During surgery, the doctor found much more arthritis in my knee than he expected, so I will probably need a knee replacement down the road, but for now, as long as I walk on level areas, I'm almost pain-free.

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