Dang, slapped around! Deservedly..... But thanks guys.
Bad news. Last Thursday night I had a nightmare that had me flopping around in bed and I tweaked my right knee. Got up and stretched it out and was able to get Fridays squat/dead in with minimal pain. Sat and Sun I painted all day at my sons house, came home and mowed lawn, worked on my burn pile (BIG burn pile). Got up Monday morning in excruciating pain. Yesterday may have ranked in the top one or two most painful times of my life. This is 'turn your face white' with hands shaking and struggle to not faint type of pain.
My knee hurts at the top edge of my knee cap, in one very specific place that hurts so bad I can't bear to touch it. My leg won't extend all the way nor bend very far. And it throbs like a sick birds butt when not wracked by stabbing pain. The little hobbling around I'm doing is aided by a cane of all frickin' things. Aleve is the only thing that has helped and I'm not supposed to even take that as it is like poison for my ailing liver.
So it looks like my lifting will be set waaaay back now. Tomorrow I have an appointment with an M.D. to start the day, a massage that was scheduled 2 weeks ago that I'll attempt to keep and then also a previously scheduled chiro appointment. Hopefully by the end of the day I'll know a bit more about whatever is wrong.
Damn sorry to read this Oldster.
Sounds like some kind of overuse thing. Athletes young and old are the same--they do not want to rest, they ignore pain, they keep going (well, isn't this what we are "selecting" for through all levels of sport?). However--you get the same advice my players do--but in spades because you are older.
Get it checked.
Figure out the issue.
Come back stronger.
Be more reasonable on amount of jobs per day.
You are not superman--well not entirely anyway.
Bill, you are entirely correct and I'm working my way through your checklist advice. Thanks.
Sometimes these "tweaks" don't take too long. I've been known to tweak my right knee on occasion, and it usually hasn't been THAT bad, typically taking 1-2 weeks to get back or close to normal.
But that's a good checklist, and I'd follow it. Especially the last bit. What a crazy amount of work you put yourself through over the last few days!
I'm sorry to hear that, Oldster. Wish I could repay you with some great advice, but there's much to be had here. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery!
Damn! Hope this comes out well sooner rather than later.
Sounds like you need a little rest. All of your lifting, remodeling, painting, and whatever else you have been doing in your spare time may have caught up with you, sir.
Damn. Injuries are frustrating as hell. Just make sure that it's not so bad it needs rehab. If the pain is from your muscle, eating steak can't hurt.
EDIT: What exactly was so scary that you thrash in your sleep like that?
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