Injured day: was so upset I
barely atedidn't eat as much. Taking the stairs causes excruciating pain.
Recovery day 1: Slopes and stairs are the death of me. Cannot squat without pain shooting up my knee.
Recovery day 2: Still climbing the stairs one step at a time. I feel like I have to display my knee brace to show people behind me I am walking slow because I am injured and not being a dick.
That was my attempt at a recovery journal and it only lasted 2 days. Mostly because there weren't any progress. Well, at least now I don't die every time I have to climb 2 flights of stairs.
I can't run, but I can swim.
The injury has brought back my passion for swimming and I'm so happy that I still have my swimming stamina albeit having not swim for ages (has it been a year?). But honestly, this injury came at the worst time.
1. I have a half marathon in less than 3 months
2. Netball next sem?!
3. IT'S BLOODY HELL WINTER. I enjoy swimming but not at bloody 15 degrees celcius?! & winter has also made me very slack with cold treatments (ice packs) for my knee. It is literally painful to apply cold treatment in winter. PLUS, winter means jeans everyday... how am I supposed to wear my knee guard?!
I miss my usual workouts... Now I just do 50 push ups and call it a day. Oh yeaaa see my upper body bulk in a few months.
I did some research and found out that my constant dislocation may be caused by my flat feet. Flat feet leads to knock-kneed leads to pull of thigh muscle is more lateral than usual. THE CURSE OF THE FLAT FEEL. I am considering getting kinesiology tape to use during my future netball games because my knee only seem to dislocate when I play group sports.