gracezw Posted June 12, 2016 Report Share Posted June 12, 2016 I danced ballet, modern, jazz, lots of goofy hip hop on cafeteria floors and streets with fellow hooligans haha... No biggie injuries until the bicycle crash. Then kaput. Endsville. When an orthopedist tells you, oh we'll just clip out that damaged cartilege and you'll be hunky dory again, they really don't tell you the truth. And as it turns out a partial meniscectomy is no better than placebo. Major sadness set in. And all with meniscal damage (everyone it seems in my ex-world) await these promising new meniscal regeneration promises -- which are lies. They're still working on sheep knees. And regrowing white zone (avascular) meniscal cartilege is way, way,waaaaay more complicated than anyone dreamed. Regeneration of avascular cartilege won't be solved by humans (bless their hearts) it'll be solved by artificial intelligence, I'm convinced. I highly appreciate your perspective as a dancer! I have a few ballet DVDs at home. I enjoy them very much! I have a sensitive right knee. After one year’s intensive Badminton, it started to develop pain when I bent it even slightly. I had to slow down, let it heal itself while starting to pick up some gentle Tai Chi(with no jumps!), for the next four years. At several times I had serious doubts about whether I would feel normal about my right knee again. Now it has been over 5 years, it has healed a lot and the pain has gone most of the time. I give Tai Chi a lot of credit for that! It still starts to hurt when I run or jump on hard surface. So now my personal rule is NEVER do that again. Another benefit of Tai Chi is getting more mindful and sensitive about how my body parts respond to pressure and stress. I would stop doing any activity immediately if I sense a slight negative response from my right knee. By the way, the athlete in white in the men's double video is my friend. He is 27. He told me yesterday that he has recently retired. His knees are so bad that he cannot continue for one more year as planned. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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