A week ago, I fell on the stairs. Going up. Call me Grace. I landed smack on my left knee.
I have bad knees as it is. I was 18 and ridiculously addicted to working out. I was a size 4. *sigh* Anyway, I ruined my knees with high-impact aerobics of the 80's and am paying for it now.
The knee pain comes and goes, and when I fell, it was at the "come" stage, so it doubly hurt. After a week of being able to bend it, but not being able to squat, pick up my daughter or comfortably go down the stairs, I made an appointment with my doctor (who I really, really like. She is new to the clinic I have been going to for 12 years, and 2 years ago, I sort-of was "given" to her as one of her patients since she was new) and went today.
After looking, touching and bending my knee and leg, she said my knee cap was not broken (yay) just strained and inflamed. She recommended I wear a knee brace for a week. I already own one, imagine that.
So all is well on the knee-front.