Callie* had been dealing with knee pain for close to 5 years and she saw 2 surgeons. One wanted to do surgery immediately for a meniscal tear and one said "let's hold off". She was adamant about the non-surgical route and knew there had to be another way.
She was "used to" having pain every time she went down the stairs and stopped hiking with her family because hills were a nightmare. She was tired of relying on medications and cortisone injections that only for short term relief.
Now, she doesn't even think twice about going up or down the stairs...something she never thought would be possible.
Getting Christmas decorations out every year was such a pain because it involved multiple times up and down the stairs. This Christmas, she had no pain during and she didn't have to pay for it later icing her knee all night. She wasn't even phased!
What is also amazing is that because she mastered the stairs, she was able to run a mile for the first time in YEARS without pain during or after.
She has built strength and balance in ways that didn't irritate her knee. Her knee pain is no longer dictating the things that she can do. You could be next!
Note that she did not do this overnight and it does take dedication and consistency. But the reward is incredible.