Re: Lyme disease knee inflamation and pain
If you are continuing to exercise in the manner you describe - playing Lacrosse - you are delaying possible healing of your Lyme. Lymies have to be very careful about getting aerobic as this seems to intensify symptoms (I would get set back for months every time I tried to resume running or go to the gym). Your idea to rest is a good one but you may have to consider complete rest from your sport until Lyme is no longer a factor. Gentle exercise works best for lymies - walking, yoga, stretching . . . I hesitate to say this to a 16 year old, and I'm sure you love your sport, but with Lyme you have to think in terms of long-term health. Your knee issue alone would seem to me to be a reason to rest. Regarding knees and lyme, knees seem to be a prime target for this infection.
I wish you all the best and hope you can soon return fully to a more healthful state. Are you seeing an LLMD? Read the post "lyme newbies" at the top of this board for more information about this.
Last edited by jenj770; 04-02-2012 at 04:53 AM.