Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Healing My Wounded Knee

A wounded knee doesn't sound half as tragic as a wounded heart

Almost 2 years ago in November 2015, I started feeling pain in my right knee after a week of sports and dance practices in preparation of PIDC Cup. It didn't subside, and was especially painful when I was climbing the stairs and participating in sports. I ended up having to wear a knee brace to help me with the pain. Eventually, the pain subsided, but never really went away.

A year later, the same thing happened, but with my left knee instead (the sacrifices I make for PIDC Cup ;w;). It was a mild pain (my right knee suffered more) and so I didn't pay much attention to it.

Last month, while with a friend at Jump Street, the pain in my knee prevented me from properly enjoying my time there. I was careful with what I was doing, and kept my legs straight so that my knee wouldn't hurt. It made me realize that I should do something about my knees, otherwise it would affect my other activities in the future. I'm still young! I'm an active young lady!

Eventually, my mum took me to the Sports Specialist, and it seems that I'm suffering from some sort of patellofemoral pain or tendonitis, the kind of things I learn from my medical studies, but none that I've seen before. After the shocking medical bill (just for X-rays and ultrasound TT), we decided to start treatment, which includes oral medication (celecoxib and glucosamine), topical medication, home therapy, and physiotherapy (ultrasound and TENS). Thank goodness for insurance! It takes a lot of effort, me having to do ice pack and knee exercises at 2-4 times, daily! @@

Lesson: Early treatment can help a lot.

I've just started my treatment yesterday, so pray for good results! ;w;

Quote of the Day: "Everyone has their own little internal world - a secret garden only they can enter. Each world follows its own internal logic - individuality. And the logic of one world means nothing in another. Understanding other people isn't hard.....It's Impossible." - Joshua, The World Ends With You

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