My normal workout would usually last around 1 hour and 15 minutes or so. I'd start off with a mile run on the treadmill at 9 mph (around 6 minutes 40 seconds) before moving on to either upper or lower body weight lifting. For a while now I've been dealing with some pretty sharp pain in my knees so I know its likely to be a chronic thing.
Anyway, I don't have health insurance so getting them checked out is a no go; but I've recently switched to using the elliptical instead of the treadmill for my pre-workout cardio. I have to say its probably the best decision I could have made. I don't have any more issues with the stress of pounding my knees from running and don't dread my cardio any longer.
I'm pretty young at 23 and don't ever remember having (serious) knee problems until about a year or so ago. The worst 'injury' I've ever experienced was a pulled muscle back in high school. Never had a broken bone, torn ligament or anything of that nature as far as I'm aware. Has anyone dealt with this before or have any ideas as to what I could be dealing with?
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