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Old 09-18-2006, 10:28 AM   #1
Rowland Gale
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Default Use of scooters after stroke

I thought we had put this issue to bed, but after 6 or 8 months using the scooter just 2 times a day to traverse my hilly driveway,(and not at all for walking on level land), I developed a brand new problem. I developed a pain in my UNAFFECTED left knee which caused me significant pain whenever I climbed stairs or tried to mount my tractor.Im pretty sure about the cause being too much reliance on my scooter, because when I resumed walking 2 times up and down my 250 hilly driveway (after bearing the pain for a couple of months), the pain went away immediately. All this time I had continued my normal exercise routine with the exception of staying diligent with my deep knee bends. Now, I have not only abandoned the scooter, but also resumed my knee bends. I just never connected the knee problem with scooter use as I never before had any knee problem.
Thinking back to why I got the scooter in the first place, was due to the huffing and puffing traversing the hill. I believe this problem has been solved by taking the PEAK ATP and pomegranate juice as referenced to in my thread under ATHEROSCLEROSIS. Ill still retain my scooter just in case the problem isnt solved, but I think it is. Ill keep walking as long as I can and only rely on my scooter when Im really tired or when I cant handle the hill anymore.
I think the take away from this for me is, be sure the solution to a given problem is the RIGHT solution for the problem and not merely treating the symptom, otherwise new problems could occur. Im sure this episode does NOT apply to everyone using a scooter, but everyone should consider what their reason was for getting the scooter in the first place. Keep walking as long as you are able and be on guard for symptoms of atherosclerosis such as: huffing and puffing when walking or angina chest pain.
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