Tuesday, April 7, 2015

You know you're an achy dad when you hurt your knee sleeping. Or, water of the knee

Every few weeks since my early 40s, I wake up with a knee injury. I was fine when I went to bed, now I'm limping to the bathroom for Advil. I can see a little swelling on the top of my knee. It feels warm too.

I think sort of evil little being must have bonked me in the night? 

All I did was sleep!

No fair.

This morning, it happened. Thankfully I could walk to work and back, a slow 1/2 mile to get things moving again, but that doesn't always help.

Might not be age though, could be water of the knee says my dad. I guess I'll have to have it checked out.


  1. Hi Caleb,

    This happens to youngins, too. Do you sleep with you knee bent? Keep it straight and that could resolve a lot of it. Also, my mom has had lifelong knee problems that she manages with turmeric capsules (anti-inflammatory) and hot chamomile compresses when there is active inflammation. Brings the swelling right down. I just used one this weekend when half my neck swelled and I couldn't turn my head. Works like a charm. Good luck, achy dad! I love your blog.

    1. Thanks, who knew my knee might like some tea?


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