I have gardener's knee! Ouch...
So, you've heard of tennis elbow, right? Well, a "sports medicine" specialist this week said my right knee has pretty much that same kind of repetitive stress injury and hasn't been able to heal properly. It's been stiff and sore all year since weeding on my knees a lot last April. Some days, I'm limping pretty badly. They even did an MRI, because they thought I may have torn a meniscus. But no, just a constantly irritated joint from bending and kneeling in the garden.
Anyway, this sports doctor just laughs when I tell him my injury is caused not by playing football and baseball with my friends but by gardening! He thinks I'm joking, and then he tells me I'll be back to playing ball in no time after a little painful physical therapy. I don't press the issue -- let him think I'll be playing football for Thanksgiving, when I'll really be baking apple pies and cooking the turkey. :-)
Anyone else out there sacrificing their body for the ol' gardening team?