Last Thursday’s kung fu class was pretty intense. We did repeated multi-person attacks at medium and three-quarter speed. A couple people are preparing for their brown-belt tests in a month, so their control is, shall we say, less than ideal.
My left knee, formerly known as “the good knee”, took a beating. It wasn’t until I got home that the adrenaline had worn off and it really hurt. There’s a nasty bruise below the patella, but the pain is on the inside of the patella. It feels like ligament tears or at least stretching. Lateral and twisting movements are painful. Bending is limited.
A few days after there is definite improvement. I don’t think I’ll have to see the doctor about this one. Luckily I have a small knee brace (not the “mother of all braces”) from a couple years ago when I tore ligaments in the right knee. It gives some lateral support.
I’m moving pretty well today.