omg you guys, i have to share this. so i've been limping around all injured and shit, popping tylenol, aleve, ibuprofen, staying off my feet, wearing my braces. i've been going NUTS not being able to run. today i tried to do a slight jog in my nice, pseudo-expensive running shoes - no go. i retreated to the gazelle for my cardio (not nearly as rewarding. WHERE'S MY RUNNER'S HIGH?!?). the half-mile jog i did severely irritated my knees, so i decided to try this remedy i've heard so much about but haven't remembered to apply. i usually just resort to the usual suspects as far as over the counter pain relief, but i went out on a limb. it was crazy! i nodded off for like a half hour at most, and i could suddenly walk when i woke up! it was insane! no limping, nothing! god, what was that shit called... uhhh... oh yeah... ICE. i feel like such a moron. AS = problem with inflammation. inflammation = ice to make it go away. can i get a hurr? possibly a durr? so i've been missing my daily workout for almost a week because i forgot to apply ice to my inflamed knees. IQ of 168? yeah, i'm thinking the tests were wrong...

From: [identity profile] shadowsound.livejournal.com


lol, sometimes it is easy to overlook the simple solutions

From: [identity profile] couchemal.livejournal.com


Okay, I dunno if it works but next time I fuck myself up I'm gonna try this:

This technique is called vaso-flushing and I learned it from my wife, who makes her living doing sports massage. It works best on injuries that happened more than 48 hours earlier, and it's also good for chronic pain (including my own.)

It's simple: First, you apply ice to the painful area for three minutes. Then, you apply heat for one minute--this is best done by immersing in a hot tub or jacuzzi if you can swing that.

After that minute of heat, you go back to three minutes of ice, then another minute of heat, then ice and heat again.
When the three rounds are done, you finish up with a minute or two of ice. That's it.

I do this at my gym to take advantage of their giant ice machine and jacuzzi, but I've used an ice pack and electric blanket at home. It works surprisingly well.


I found that here: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2011/02/lets-be-practical.html

From: [identity profile] vincentx.livejournal.com


ahhh ice... it is ... so nice. Like rice.
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From: [identity profile] anmorata.livejournal.com


Running puts up to 15x your body weight on your knees, an exercise physiologist told me last year. He recommended that I not ever run, and that I work on an elliptical. :/

From: [identity profile] paroxysm-cycle.livejournal.com


i LOVE running though. i'd be really sad if i couldn't' anymore, but i know it's always a possibility...

From: [identity profile] daliah.livejournal.com


if i ran i would die. my joints arent bad now, but they would be, real quick. ive tried, and im just not light on my feet at all. ive got too many years behind me on my feet and too many years ahead to even flirt with the possibility of injury. my feet are taking a shit now, i cant afford to move up the ladder.

From: [identity profile] daliah.livejournal.com


ice isnt fun in winter. its not comfortable and warm and soothing like heat. its hard to get into that mode, but yes, it does indeed work :D
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