February 17, 2008

My knee was sore today

When I woke up this morning, my right knee was a bit sore from my 8-mile run yesterday, and the right knee was swollen a bit compared with the left knee. For several times during the day, I put Arnica ointment on the right knee and surrounding skin, and tonight the knee felt fine and the swelling in the knee was gone.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude, you need to stop running now! Unless you want to be on a walker later in life. All that pounding and pounding wears out the cartilage between the joints.I used to love to run,did it for years.Now if I do anything like climbing stairs or riding my bike my kneecaps hurt.It will never get well only worse with time.Yeah,I didn't listen either.

Allen said...

Hi Anon,

You have a good point about cartilage between the joints. However, my sore knee back in February was due to my injury last November. The knee was swollen after the injury, but by February the swelling was down and the pain was mostly gone. In my post I used the phrase "a bit" to indicate the swelling was low level. Now, 9 months later, my knee is fine.

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