Doc says wear a knee brace and pop some Alleve

My knee brace

My knee brace

After working out last night, then falling asleep on the couch, I woke up this morning with an aching knee. I didn’t do anything last night that should have aggravated my knee, but argh. I opted to work from home, and wanted to get an appt with my doctor. It’s not that I’m experiencing intense pain, but I’m concerned that I’ve misdiagnosed myself, and could potentially do some irreparable injury to my knee. Who knows, right? Better to speak to my doctor, and make sure I’m doing the right thing.

My doctor called me back later in the day, and I explained the situation and described the accident. It’s her diagnosis that I indeed sprained the ligament. She advised me to wear a knee brace for the next two weeks, and pop Alleve daily (it’s an anti-inflammatory.) Fine, I figure. I just want to get back to doing cardio ASAP.

I spent an inordinate amount of time perusing the braces at CVS later this afternoon. There are lot to choose from, and who knows which is best? I ultimately went with this Futuro Infinity brace. I’ve been wearing it, and I’m finding it to be annoying. The brace slips down constantly. Also, with the pressure around my knee, and then no pressure around my lower leg, I get this constant sensation that my left sock is falling down.

Annoying. What terrible timing for me to hurt my knee.

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