Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Knees and Toes . . . .

Saw the ortho yesterday. Conclusion re the knees - stop doing squats and lunges. "They'll ruin your knees, kid. Or at the very least make your uterus fall out." I'm kidding. He didn't say that, but he did say I needed to stop doing squats and lunges.

So I'm on the hunt for exercises that will still develop strength in my upper legs without the added knee stress.

He squashed around on my foot, and although it was achy later in the day, it didn't bother me too much. He figures my foot is about as strong as it's gonna get, but said "possibly" when I asked if the ligament tear made it more susceptible to injury (he's a man of few words), so that's something to look forward to.

And as far as the little toe is concerned, ya just gotta get through the pain (which I already knew). And as bad as it hurts, I'm convinced I broke the little sucker. Ah well! Whatcha gonna do, amputate?

1 comment:

Ewa said...

Yeah, be careful with that uterus stuff.
I have very mixed feelings about squat advice. I've been observing people in traditional cultures when I travel, especially old ladies. When they do things while squatting, they go all the way down, knees way passed their toes, and guess what, they are just fine. And when they get up, it is as if they had springs in their legs. I think our 'professionals' are missing something.