I was using the treadmill for my cardio, but my legs and knees would get very stiff and the muscles tightened up rock solid. I tried stretching before and after. Sometimes the pain would be unbearable I had to stop. I could hardly step down off the treadmill because the pain in my knee hurt to bend it. When I would stretch in the middle of the walk - it would help me get through the 30 minues.
Now I am only working out in the pool for 50-90 minutes 3-4 days a week. I can get a good work out , and I don't have the problem with the stiffness and tight muscles while performing my routines. I still get the stiffness and tight muscles, but it's not until I get out of the pool.
My doctor is testing me for arthritis and lupus, but my overall health is very good.
- 5/29/2008 10:00:32 AM