Emo Knee Update

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I’ve been doing a lot of this lately. (That’s a pillow case draped over my legs, I was wearing a short-ish dress.)

Last night I stopped in at Athletico to get the knee checked out. There was a lot of poking and prodding and squeezing and resistance and squatting on one leg and “does it hurt when I do this?” etc. And nothing really hurt. But apparently the muscles above my left knee are really tight and possibly pulling things out of alignment. I’m getting a massage tonight to see if that helps. Although I have a feeling a sports massage isย notย like regular massage on a Osim massage chair for example. I’m guessing there will be more pain involved.

But lesson learned: stretching, foam rolling, yoga, etc, is a good idea. And I’ll admit I have not been diligent with that lately.

After the appointment, my knee was a little sore (like muscle soreness, not the pain that I have when running) but I swam some lapsย at the local park district park. At 8pm. Because the hours for lap swimming are very limited. But I can’t sit around. Our cable hasn’t been installed yet.

Anywho, we’ll see how the massage goes, who knows, maybe that’ll do the trick and I can run Ragnar after all? (But slowly, because I have been resting a lot.) If not, it’s looking like I might be driving van #2.

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14 Comments on “Emo Knee Update”

  1. I wonder if you have some sort of unbalance in your quads that is pulling on the top of the knee. I bet PT will do the trick to get it all right again!

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of your first sports massage. Um… they aren’t relaxing. Prepare to sweat and grit your teeth! ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. Somewhat similar! Sometimes they will pull on your arms/legs too, so that feels a bit different. You can tell them what intensity you want ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Is it “runner’s Knee”? I had that right after my first marathon and stopped running around Thanksgiving for 3 weeks. I just wasn’t sure what the pain was and I had been running but I didn’t want to hurt myself. It was runner’s knee. And if you have weak glutes or inflexible hips, etc., that can all contribute. Definitely definitely stretch, foam roll, and if you have weak hips or glutes, work those out. It will all help in the long run. Hope your emo knee stops being so… well, emo!

  3. Good luck with your massage! Make sure to ice after and be prepared to be sore. I get massages every 3 weeks for my shoulders/neck to keep them loose as I rehab and post-massage is the most sore I am EVER, more than any workout. But after 2 days I feel amazing!

  4. I have been having issues with the same knee. I find I normally sit cross-legged (aka indian style but I feel this is wrong to say) and I always lead with the left leg when I sit. I have also started icing my hammy through my knee..and it has helped so much.

    I hope you are 100% soon.

  5. You’re right, a sports/deep tissue massage will not leave you with an “ahhhh, that was cozy” kind of feeling, but it will help. Your therapist should be open to suggestion as far as pressure–if it hurts too much it’s okay to ask her/him to use less. Drink lots of water and make friends with that foam roller! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hope your massage took care of that emo knee. At least It sounds like a muscular issue as opposed to meniscus or so either internal component. Hopefully you’ll be back running soon!

    In the meantime I’m waiting for my divvy card to arrive and then I’ll be seeing you at the pool for laps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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