Blog entries by Xue Sheng

  1. Short break from knee issues and PT visits. I am reading a rather interesting book I wanted to mention here Essentials of the Fist Ancient Martial Art Training Principles English Translation and Interpretation of a 400 Year Old Chinese Martial Arts Manual Just started it, nothing...
  2. PT 11, Pressure point message, ultra sound and heat. Actually walked out of there better than I walked in. Overall the knee seems to be getting better. However it rained a lot and that kept me off the lawn tractor and mower, both kill the knee. Also did not wear the sneakers and the only things...
  3. I have been doing the exercises tht PT wants me to do, with one exception, stairs. I seem to be getting progressively worse at stairs. I will be talking to them about this at my next appointment, later today. These are the rehab exercises I am doing, if anyone is interested Seated Leg...
  4. PT 9: All went well, had issues over the weekend with pain, but they did ultrasound and more Graston technique and things were better. I was walking pretty good, still had the cane, but it was only for when I first stood up from sitting and for the first few steps walking. But after that, I...
  5. Quick post Saw the MD today He wanted to try a Cortisone shot, go back in 5 weeks to see how it is doing, if not doing better, it is arthroscopic surgery on the left knee....again
  6. Got a bit down about the knees this past weekend. Friday, I had to use the push mower on an area that my wife and my nephew had missed, the grass was a foot high, and it was driving me nuts, It was a strip about 20 feet long and two push mower passes wide, behind some trees and against a wall....
  7. Mowed the lawn on Saturday and afterwards, couldn't walk well. Did not finish PT exercises on Saturday and did none on Sunday. Sunday I did get a bit depressed, and started to think I will never recover, never return to martial arts and never walk normal again. I got over it by reading some...
  8. 4. Worked me hard, felt great for all of 30 feet after it was over, then...couldn't walk. Spent the next 24 hours walking with the cane. Did Step up on a 6 inch stair, did wall sits, did something called air drops which is basically a calf stretch with your toes on the stairs letting your heels...
  9. I am off crutches and not using the cane much either PT New exercises..... [IMG] Started stepping up and down, on just one step, step up, step back (slowly) right leg 10 times, left leg 10 times. The idea is to get the muscles to work again, which I can honestly say, they don't really want...
  10. Went to Physical Therapy yesterday and today, have another appointment Friday. I have been given exercises to do. However what has surprised me most is how weak my legs and hips have gotten since all this started. The arthritis in the hips then the knee problems eventually getting to a point...
  11. Short post Right getting better left has another tear Start PT for right knee next week
  12. I am pretty sure the right knee is recovering much faster than the left did. And just prior to surgery I did have an MRI done on the left, because it was having problems. And 5 days after the surgery I am discovering that as the right gets better the left is getting worse. MD appointment...
  13. The knee kept me up all night, but today it hurts less than it has since the surgery, but still taking pain meds. There is now a different, intermittent, pain, I am assuming directly related to the lateral fracture of the tibia, since it is going from the knee to mid-shin. Dressings come off...
  14. Sitting at home, nothing to do, can't exercise, can't train, so while I recover I will start the blog again to give me something to do, Had knee surgery yesterday, meniscus repair and a repair for a lateral fracture of the tibia. Had meniscus repair on the left knee before, which is also a...
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