Part of my total knee replacement recuperation process involves, of course, physical therapy. After I complete my exercises, I am offered icing. At first it was “yeah!”. Now, it’s…”OUCH!”. See, instead of just lying on my back and relaxing (like I used to do while being iced), they have started a new torture device…er, technique.
My hamstrings need to be stretched out after 30 years of not using them properly. My leg is not straight like it needs to be. So, to help this process along: I lay on my stomach, place my knee on an ice bag, and another ice bag contraption is placed on the back of my knee. Then, a 2-pound weight is put on my ankle.
That timer can’t move fast enough.
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