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Re: [RC] Knee Surgery/Recovery -- Human - rides2far

OThe other day I swung out of bed wrong > and > > boy did that knee pull
a nasty...could not undo it at all for > awhile, > > more painful
feeling, swelling below and to the inside of my knee 
(now > > what?!??) and took about 2 days before it felt more normal and
know it > > still isn't quite 'right'. > > 

I tore my meniscus  *I believe* when I was pregnant with Josie in 1989.
It would lock up periodically in later years but I figured out that I
could get on my knees and lean all the way back with my shoulders
touching the floor and get up slow & straight and it would be fine. I had
no idea what was going on. Thought my knee was jumping out of the groove
or something. By the time it locked up for good I'd done so much damage
that they just removed the whole thing. I rode within a week. It didn't
feel great but not that bad either. What has helped my knees most since
is learning how to help them out. Lean forward before you get out of a
chair. Learn to ride without "standing and sitting".Necessity will make
you just loosen the ankles, knees & hips, rock forward & up and just sort
of "unfold", then let the joints absorb the shock of your descent. My
knee with no meniscus actually feels better than the "good" one these
days. Maybe I'll get that one taken out. :-)



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