It's easy to get discouraged when trying to heal your knees from chronic pain. One step forward, one step back ... when will it ever end?
It's comforting and uplifting to hear occasionally from people who have beaten stubborn cases of knee pain.
In my last post, I wrote about a triathlete who posts here as TriAgain, and his success story. I thought that today, for ease of reference, I'd do a short post that provides an overview to the success stories that have been published on this site.
* The most useful post of TriAgain's success story was probably this one, on lessons learned. It's worth a close read.
* Here's a success story I found on Yahoo's chondromalacia forum. This person had left knee cap pain that was getting worse, and exercise aggravated his knee.
* I was delighted to find out that my book had found its way into the hands of a couple apparently from South America. The husband, Luis, wrote about his wife, a professional runner, and how she beat knee pain. It was a success story in two parts: here and here.
* This one is from "Ron," and one of my first success stories. I was so excited that I went in and shared it with my wife and daughter, who was two at the time (and is now 11!).
* You're never too old to heal! "Pat" told me the story of how she did, and she was 66!
* One of my favorite commenters over the years was "Knee Pain." She seemed to be the epitome of a "can do, never say die" attitude. She got discouraged, I could tell, but vowed not to give up. So I was particularly pleased to be able to offer her success story.
* This was a "train through the pain" success story. I shared it, but with a caveat that the approach taken wasn't one I would endorse. But still: it's good to be open-minded about ways to heal.
* "Karen" shared a success story that involved my favorite sport: cycling. But she had a clever way of dealing with the sometimes too-heavy joint strain of pedaling.
I hope you enjoy these and are able to learn something from them!