Thursday, May 17, 2012

Racehorse knees

The Ninja started physical therapy for his painful "jumper's knees" again this week. Last night, he was at kickboxing class, doing situps, when he had a "kind of pain he hasn't had before" in his right knee. Different part of the knee, more intense. He couldn't put weight on it this morning. Off we go to the ER, our happy home, again this morning. Tendonitis, no fracture, NSAIDs as needed, keep going to PT, no gym, karate or MMA for a week. Phooey.

I told Ninja about how racehorses with knee problems are often put down, because the chances of recovery are so slim. Promised him we wouldn't shoot him like that. At least, not over his knees.


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