Week Ten

Today I did 12 minutes on the NuStep machine and a half-mile on the sit down elliptical. I followed it by stretching of knee and doing some squats and two sets of toe raises which made my knee extremely swollen. Then I got back on the NuStep machine for another 12 minutes.
Yesterday, I did the NuStep for about 15 minutes, the elliptical for a bit, and then I did 10 minutes and 20 minutes of lunges in the pool.
For the past 2 or 3 weeks I’ve been having terrible cramps all around the knee area that wake me up in the middle of the night.  My medicine tended to wear off around 2 a.m. and I was up the rest of the night with cramps. I used a muscle relaxer called Flexeril and it kept me till about 3 in the morning and so I’ve tried this new homeopathic pill from my chiropractor Dr. Richard Ballard at Ballard & Kind Chiropractic in Johnson City on Knob Creek Road. The pain has been so bad that I am even trying non-traditional methods. I’m taking about a cup of pickle juice with ibuprofen and tonic water and also using this cream that another chiropractor, Dr. Scott Vautrin, recommended. My doctor said this pain I am experiencing was going to be typical as I start to push my muscle harder
As you can tell, this injury has become a full time job. I spend three or four hours a day at the Wellness Center doing physical therapy, I stretch it at home another two hours and then ice my leg for another two or three hours at home.