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Discussion: Suggestions

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2018-04-04

Apr 4, 2018 4:58 PM # 
Ari-o:
* I wonder if going down the big steps would be better or worse. It might be less knee bending since you aren't taking as short steps but more running down the inclined plane of the big steps.

* You can also go up or down sideways.

* Or maybe go down backwards?

But 10 sections to pain isn't that bad!
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Apr 4, 2018 6:44 PM # 
acjospe:
I tried big steps, which were better than small steps.

Backwards might work? but likely to kill me. Or could go sideways, and just take my time.
Apr 9, 2018 3:55 PM # 
Sandy:
I once found a set of stairs with a wheel chair ramp zig-zagging next to it that worked well for going down. Not helpful if your stadium doesn't have any but might be worth looking around for. The other thing that also helps is finding stairs with a railing to use for going down to take some of the weight off the legs. That might be easier to find.
Apr 9, 2018 7:29 PM # 
ken:
If you want to go somewhere else, you could try to find a stairs+elevator combo. Or perhaps a mind-numbing inclined treadmill. Or even some place where there was an Ed to drive you back down the hill.
Apr 9, 2018 8:18 PM # 
kadley:
With ramps, you could roller ski back down. Or maybe down the stairs?
Apr 10, 2018 10:30 AM # 
Cristina:
Or a railing you can slide down!
Apr 10, 2018 1:20 PM # 
acjospe:
Ken Sr, I'm liking where you're going with this :)

I may be able to gallop. The issue is not lowering myself down - knee is 100% happy with weight bearing squats and stuff, it's repeated bending to or beyond 90 degrees that starts to trigger pain. Galloping down some of the hills Sunday let me keep my right leg a little straighter.

Anyway, I'm noticing some small improvements, so maybe soon I'll be back to normally-functioning-Alex levels.
Apr 10, 2018 2:08 PM # 
gail:
It is so Alex to come up with galloping to help a knee injury :-)

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