May. 11th, 2011

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I finally got my knee checked out and I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella. This basically means my knee cap is tracking too far to the outside of my leg due to some cartilage damage. My innermost quad muscle is very weak and the outer ones are over compensating, so I'm walking all retarded.

I started physical therapy last week and omg ow. The therapy consists of quad strength exercises and some deep tissue massage using a foam roller. I swear I was in tears this morning from that damn foam roller. My calves and outer quads are so freakin' tight.

I've also switched to wearing Vibram Fivefingers shoes. For awhile now I've had chronic pain in my ankle and a couple of weeks ago it just got too unbearable. I finally could only wear Crocs clogs because every other shoe I had just hurt too much. Well then the ankle pain started with the Crocs so that was no good. A couple of my coworkers swear by the VFFs so I thought I'd give it a shot.

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