Last night, I was sitting on my butt, watching the Biggest Loser and suddenly decided to pull out my step, put it in front of the TV and just step up and down, not even using the inserts you put under the step to make it higher, just the actual step itself, so that is no more than 4 to 6 inches off the ground. I didn't go really fast, didn't do any fancy tricks and stopped at 15 minutes and even stretched a little afterwards. This morning, I can barely walk!! My knees are killing me. I think it's the ligaments surrounding my knee and in the back of my knee. I am so upset about this. It's not like I never exercise. I walk 3 to 4 x a week, averaging 45 mins to and hour and use my elliptical at leaset 2 x a week. I never expected this to happen and I'm not talking slight soreness. I can barely walk around and really can't manage my stairs at all, I have to take them one at a time, baby steps.
I find this so frustrating and so depressing. I realize we all deal with the pain of fibro every day of our lives and most times, I deal with it pretty well. For some reason, this has really gotten the best of me.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.