Saturday, December 15, 2012

Off Ice-- :-(

So, I went skating yesterday and I still have pain in the right knee when stroking or doing CCW forward crossovers. I don't think there's any muscle weakness there, but the pain is so sharp it's hard not to flinch when I stroke or step down on the crossover. If I put the weight on the leg while it's straight, and bend into it (like a 3 turn) the pain's not so great, so no idea what's going on. I need an ortho who's a hockey player, but none to be found.

I called Coach Cruella and told her to take me off her list of students as I didn't think I'd be back on the ice anytime soon.

For the first time in years I'm coachless.

I don't know what to do with myself on weekends. I don't have to rush to the rink. I don't have an excuse to buy new skating clothes.

I did notice yesterday, that swizzles and a few other moves didn't cause me problems. Also, I experimented with old-fashioned English style 3 turns, where you do the 3 turn with a straight leg through out and three turn based on a leg swing (yes, it's tricky). So maybe, I will go back on the ice. I could work on my back crossovers probably, and a few other things that don't involve deeply bend right knees.

 I'll still continue to post, but I'll be limited to figure skating history. While those aren't my most popular posts, at least I'll be able to keep my hand in while I'm waiting for further knee workups. (MRI next!)


  1. Babbette: I'm sorry to hear that the knee is still problematic. Maddening as it is, don't push it. One thing I've learned as a returning adult skater is that my injuries are slow to heal and easy to reinduce. I keep waiting for that fall out of nowhere in which I'll shatter like a wine glass dropped on a concrete floor, but so far that hasn't happened. Hope the MRI reveals what needs fixing and that you'll be back sooner than you think.

  2. I'm so sorry that your knee pain isn't getting better and that you're off ice for awhile. I am off ice for at least a month as well, so I sympathize. A lot of dreams shattered...I hope we're both back skating soon, and I look forward to any blog posts you write - they're ALL good! And keep the kittens coming...

  3. I'm sorry you're still having pain. That's disappointing. I think it's a good idea to go and do whatever you CAN do which doesn't cause any pain, just to keep up with skating. And I love your history posts! I spent quite a while watching those old movie clips you posted a few blogs ago! Get well soon!

  4. So sorry to hear your knee is still giving you fits. I've just started PT rehab for my torn tendon and I can see it's going to be a long road back for me......especially if I keep eating the way I have been since I've been off the ice!

  5. Oh no :( Get well soon.
    Your history posts are just as interesting. That one about Belita was very cool.

  6. Oh no! Injuries can be infuriating. If you continue to have knee pain, you may want to ask your doctor to check out your hip and ankle to make sure they're working properly. Often when people experience knee pain it's because their knee is compensating for a hip or ankle dysfunction. Hope you're back on the ice pain-free soon!

  7. Oh feck. That's such a bummer. Would some kind of knee brace help? Those compression type things? You def don't want to make it worse. But I'll be sad for you missing the ice.

  8. Thanks to everyone for their support and ideas. I'm trying to get an earlier appointment with the ortho so I can schedule the MRI as early as possible.
    I just so miss skating.

  9. How very infuriating! If not a hockey ortho then maybe a soccer or football one? They also trash their knees. Also consider a sports medicine specialist as they can have a different perspective from the surgeons.

    Big thumbs up to swimming for general conditioning while in rehab.