Portland Personal Trainer | Knee Pain | Massage Therapy

I was running the other day and it was not even that far. It was the last 100 yards from my home and I was doing a last minute sprint with my 20lb dog. Anyways, I have always had wear and tear problems with my knees, especially since I have been training individuals almost two decades. Well, right when I was about to stop the light sprint, I heard a small pop in my side of my knee when I placed my foot down. It did not feel like a totally blew out my ACL or my meniscus, but it felt like I popped something back into place that went out a few months prior to this moment. When I initially felt this pain a few months back, I was about to step down and it was like my muscles relaxed, my knee shifted and then it was painful when I stepped. As of today the pain has subsided a lot and I give credit to taking a break from running, using the upright stationary bike, icing the area at least twice per day, and massage therapy.I just got a 90 deep tissue massage from my massage therapists and she really concentrated on my IT bands, hamstrings, quadriceps and the area that was super tight behind my knee. WOW, what a huge relief when I had to take my dog for a walk this evening. My limp/gimp walk was almost normal and I can totally feel that the back of knee/upper calves area is not seizing up like it was before.In addition, I have also been following the RICE principle: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation when I retire for the night.I always forget how therapeutic massage therapy is an can be, and this is just a great reminder that I will be doing this more often. In addition, if you are working with your Portland personal trainer or fitness professional in your area, ask them where they get their massage therapy and if they would recommend their therapist to you.Thanks,Kisar S. DhillonThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241