I figured out why my knee problems have been so persistant this time around. The cause, unfortunately breaks my heart.
It's my beloved black boots. I noticed it today after my mom suggested maybe my footwear was causing some of the problem because my knee would start hurting at random times when it had been doing just fine the day before.
It happened this weekend when I wore the boots for about 5 hours on Saturday for dinner and then dessert at my aunt's house. On Sunday, my knee wasn't happy. Yesterday it was fine. Today I wore the boots to work and now my knee is killing me.
I notice I walk really funny in them. My left foot kind of points out like a duck, but not the right foot. Weird right?
So I think I'm going to have to retire the boots for a while. This is sad because I wear them at least once a week to work with dresses/skirts. I am in mourning.
I went to my doctor appointment on Monday to see what he had to say about the knee. He took X-rays, which came out fine. He thinks it's the same thing I had last summer, patellafemural pain syndrome, but wants to send me for an MRI just to make sure it's not something else. I haven't had a chance to make an appointment for the MRI yet though. I'm going to try to set one up soon.
In weekend news, it was great being home and getting to see my family. It was the first time I'd seen my cousin and his wife since their wedding in October so that was fun and exciting. They're getting ready to buy a house and it sounds crazy stressful. Glad it's not me. The family seemed to like the BF. I was hoping to come out of the weekend with some hilarious story, but nothing really...ohhhh except that we went to buy his first pair of real running shoes this weekend. Took him to a running store and got him all fitted and everything. He ended up with a pair of New Balance, but I don't know what style.
If you haven't heard yet, there's a new challenge in blogland for March modeled after Amanda's Holiday Booty Buster Challenge. For details check out Chandra's Shenanigans.