Thursday, April 22, 2010

Physical Therapy

Well....I have been trying to come up with a witty title or an interesting way to broach this topic, but I can't. I am back in physical therapy. I have been feeling much better and doing more than I was since my last session in December 2009. But, not 100%.

But, about 4 and 1/2 weeks ago, I started to experience pain in my knees - consistently or in greater amounts. I iced; I ibuprofen; I rested. Still in pain. Then I worried.

I set up an appointment with another Sports Medicine Doctor. I wanted a second opinion. I know that my physical therapist told me that this is a 6 month recovery, but I wasn't progressing relative to that time frame.

So, I had a new set of x-rays and mri's done per Dr.s' orders. And the Dr. confirmed that there was no tears or anything requiring surgery. But, she ordered me back to therapy (3 days a week for 4 weeks).

I was relieved and am looking forward to getting better. I was concerned about the co-pay ($30 per visit). But, I wanted to work with a therapist closer to home this time around...This facility is alot more affordable $10 per visit.

Physical therapy is no joke...It's a serious workout...including bosu balls, squats, lunges, weight lifting, and various other exercises. I'm determined to go until I feel completely better and can do all the activities I was doing pre-injury. I do see the benefit in it. I think I stopped too early before.

I admit this injury, the recovery process, and everything in between has not been easy. But, I am thankful for what I can do and what I will be able to do in the future. Every session I see folks who are in worse shape then I am. Some due to no fault of their own. Others due to inactivity or lack of attention to their bodies. Its a reminder to work hard and stay in shape.

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MissHaneefa said...

Love the quote at the end.

'Drea said...

Whenever I feel a tweak in my knee or elsewhere, it just makes me grateful for the 95% of the time when all cylinders are firing.

Love that quote that you used at the end...