Surgery? Not yet!
Foam roller body massage
Loosens tight muscles.
For several months I've been altering my lifestyle because of what was initially diagnosed as sciatica. I've had a lot of surgery in my lifetime and I don't want any more unless whatever is paining me or sickening me can't be handled any other way.
A wonderful chiropractor has helped me immensely, but I've always known my knee pain wasn't going to be "cured" so simply. For at least five years I've known I have torn minuscus in both knees and am close to bone on bone in my right knee. But, I've lost weight and I now work out regularly with a trainer in the gym and the right leg pain has significantly improved. Yaaaay!
But--reality reared its ugly head yesterday when I finally went to an orthopedic surgeon and after x-rays, he recommended knee replacement. Next week I have MRIs on my back and knee, but this I know. I've felt the best I have in years and I am NOT rushing to the operating theater--just the movie theater. If I ultimately have to, I will, but not yet.
One of the gym tools that continues to amaze me is the use of a foam roller for myofascial pain. I can't begin to recommend this form of exercise enough. I have one at home now, too.
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