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I'm easing back into the leg exercises in the gym, so hope it helps over the next few months. Cheers.
I've got ITBS (which lead to a hellish final 20 miles, yes miles, at the london marathon) and have been having physio (its typically a 4-6 recovery time for the injury), foam roller, acupuncture, drugs, kinesio tape, googling every stretch there is to google and Im still not able to run a mile without pain, I can however cycle. The bupa physio tells me whilst I have to ease back into the running, after 2 weeks after the trauma I caused I could cycle as much as I like. So ive been using the excersie bike (£100 fold up one with hrm from argos) in front of the telly which has allowed me to keep my cardio up and keep burning calories (20km bike = 10km run calorie wise). So I'd say if you can pedal, pedal away.
The other thing she told me you have to slowly start loading the knee as its recovering with small walks/runs and loads of stretching. For example it would be bad to do nothing for a month and then try to run again as the area would be so tight it would strain again. Sounds like your knee area has been so tight since you injured it, that the slightest trauma to the area is causing a strain. Are you stretching? I set an alarm on my phone so I had a 5 minute leg stretching session every couple of hours during the day.
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