I’ve been dealing with a torn meniscus since late November. My poor knee got a tad banged up: I overextended it when my side kick missed the Century B.O.B. (body opponent bag) ; continued to play tennis; and, finally, twisted it on a Christmas hike. My MRI showed it was a clean break with a Bakers cyst; some arthritis and a sprain.
I basically didn’t do any exercise for a couple of months and babied myself. We went on a cruise to the Western Caribbean and visited Mexico, Honduras and Belize – very nice. After returning, I decided against any immediate surgery and opted for physical therapy and a knee brace with struts. The brace is only necessary when playing tennis or practicing on B.O.B. I am only punching at this point as kicking seems to just make my knee burn, brace or not.
I’ve been using an iPhone app called Fight Trainer. It costs $4.99 and it is not perfect but it seems better than some of the others. I can use it with my wireless headphones and listen to my music. You can also speed up or slow down the time between instructions. It keeps you honest when the sun is beating down on you and it seems like you’ve been working out forever.
Sadly, I have some minor surgery coming up to repair a tendon on my right hand so I doubt I will be punching for a while. On the up side, we will be visiting Ireland in May so i can keep my mind off my troubles.