Advice on Runner's Knee please

Have an appt. with Orthopedic something - what to expect?

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12/03/2004 at 16:41
Hi Little N!

I have some friends who are physios (none of them live near me, worse luck!) and they do say that the patient usually gets worse for a week before they get better. Don´t know why though, perhaps breaking down scar tissue or something.

So I´d persevere with the excercises, or at least the ones you can do without too much pain.

or perhaps you could phone your physio and ask for a bit of advice?

Anyway, good luck, and treat yourself to something nice this weekend!
12/03/2004 at 17:17
Thanks LizzyB, just in time to cheer me up for the weekend!

I feel a bit better now. Knee is not so sore as this morning plus I've had a bar of chocolate! If it's common for things to get worse first I think I'll continue with the exercises, but maybe just do them twice a day for now. I'm seeing my physio on Tuesday so I think I can hang on until then. I did think about ringing but I've put my appointment card somewhere safe so it's going to take me a while to track it down :-)

I'm off to Ikea on Monday so I'll treat myself then - loads of lovely rugs, candles, duvet covers and lights etc!

Have a nice weekend!
12/03/2004 at 21:46
I suppose if the patella is tracking wrongly that the exercises may aggravate it but by strengthening and stretching the right muscles it'll be brought into correct alignment.

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