Stoudemire: ‘I’m actually pain-free’
(Amar’e) Stoudemire said he didn’t feel symptoms from his bulging disk until the Detroit game last month.
“I wanted to use the guys who were working on me, but I couldn’t,’’ Stoudemire said of his offseason rehab. “The problem with the lockout, you can’t use the Knicks training staff. When the injury first happened in Boston, I couldn’t use the same training staff here that knew about the injury. I had to go out and find other specialists to work my back. It was a somewhat displeasing thing for me. I wanted to use guys that I was working with.’
“I’m actually pain-free. I’m doing a great job attacking the injury and making sure everything around the injury is secure. “I responded to [the epidural] great. It was the first time I ever heard about it, so I did my research on it and it worked out great for me. It took me about two days. Once that procedure was done, I took more time to strengthen the injury.”