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Offline clarefirth

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knee over-use! Help!
« on: November 28, 2004, 10:11:04 PM »
I've diagnosed my self as over using my knees during a variety of activities such as tennis, running, dancing and going to a lot of stand-up gigs!
Both knees started off being v stiff and now it's starting to get painful especially after some of the above ativities.  I wondered if there's any advice about how to cope with it and help it given that i still want to be able to do some form of exercise and keep up with my dancing. I'm only 31 and don't want to lie down just yet!
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Re: knee over-use! Help!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2004, 11:11:15 PM »
I would definitly ice and elevate after any sort of activity, also try taking motrin, or someother kind of ibuprofen, its an anti-inflammitory.  If you don't already, try doing some leg strengthing activities, either at gym or at home with ankle weights.  Good luck, and take care!

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Re: knee over-use! Help!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2004, 11:34:45 PM »
And if it is just an overuse "injury" at present, be careful - you don't want to end up like most of us here with "chronic" injuries - follow what Patti mentioned and if you're still getting pain after a couple of weeks of relative rest then go to your doctor - personally, just for the moment, I'd completely stop doing any high-impact excercise - it's not worth turning an over-use niggle into a long term inury.