If you read yesterday’s post on my backpacking trip to Scotland’s Southern Uplands, you will know that walking down-hill towards the end of the trip from Loch Skeen, past the waterfall Grey Mare’s Tail, my knees started to really hurt, the pain was really bad in my left knee. I wondered what I had done – I virtually hobbled down the last part to the roadside.
Today I went to the Doctors – Rob my Doctor, said that I was starting to wear the cartilage in my knees ( my simple explanation not his) and I needed to strengthen up the quadricep muscles to take the strain rather than the knee. He suggested some simple exercises, including some cycling and taking ibuprofen before walking. He said it was nothing too serious – I guess I am starting to age!