Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, England
As many of you know, I am a member of a roller derby league. Been with them for about a year now (I know, I can't believe it either!). I've made lots of friends and have become a lot fitter. I'm currently a 'intermediate level' skater, which means I can play for one of the 3 intraleague teams but am not quite good enough yet to play interleague bouts as part of the 'travel team'.
However, about two weeks ago, I started experiencing a problem with one of my knees. Knees get a battering in roller derby and the best bit of equipment you can buy as a player is a decent pair of knee pads.
Its ok when I'm moving about and when I'm skating (or indeed cycling - I cycle to work which takes about 90 minutes each way - another exercise that I'm sure is hard on the knees!). But, if I am sitting down with my knee bent, or lying down in bed, I can experience a sharp pain that feels like its in my kneecap. I then have to shift position for the pain to ease. My knee feels like its 'clicking' when I move it. The pain eases but its a bit perturbing.
If it carries on for long, I will be going to a sports physio but has anyone experienced anything similar? Any thoughts/advice much appreciated.
"FIV != PTS"
"SENIOR KITTIZENS ROCK! (between naps)"
Allie and Ridley
Toby - waiting at the rainbow bridge (2002-2011)