Since I joined SP a couple weeks ago, I've been doing well with my workouts and eating and have managed to lose ten pounds, even though I have to go at a much slower pace then I normally would. Considering that the only two things I've been allowed to do so far by my physical therapist is go on the treadmill and the bike, two activities that I find super boring, I am proud of myself. (Give me kickboxing and tennis any day!)
Last Wednesday, I had physical therapy. I had been making progress and my leg was stronger. I took the day off of exercise because it is always sore after the appointment. The next day, I did my workout as usual, and I noticed it was a little sore and the movement of my knee going around on the bike aggravated me, which hadn't happened for weeks since I started physical therapy. I iced it, but wasn't too worried, because sometimes it acts up a little for a couple days after therapy.
Friday I got home from work and the treadmill went great. I got on the bike to cool down, and about every thirty seconds it started to catch and snap, which really hurts. I stopped after 2 minutes. It's a problem that I initially had when I started going to physical therapy, but it has gotten better since. Saturday, I did the treadmill again, and the workout was fine. No pain. Got on the bike, and made it a minute.
I took Sunday off because my knee started to get really sore and felt kind of tight. It pretty much went away, so when I got home tonight, I thought I would get my treadmill workout in. I made it ten minutes and I started to get sharp pains on the inside of my knee. I stopped, got on the bike, but it kept catching and snapping. I made it a few minutes before I just got tired of the snapping or popping sound and the pain that came with it.
Needless to say, I am a little worried that my injury is regressing back to its old self. Obviously, there is something wrong. It's not normal to catch and snap like that and cause pain. I have physical therapy on Wednesday, and I'll see what the therapist says. I may have to stop my workout on the treadmill altogether. I will be so bummed if that happens.
I'm just praying that this isn't torn meniscus cartilage that would require surgery. At first, it was thought that it could be a big concern, but when it started to get better, the worry went away by all of us, including the physical therapist. Who knows, I might end up at the surgeon's office getting an MRI sooner than later.