Hi, I realise this an oldish post so hoping for some replies!
I'm just curious how bad/painful was everyone knees prior to op?
I had knee pain off and on for a year, but also a heavy ache in leg, it felt like my good leg had done a 5k but my bad leg had just ran a marathon, so I didn't thiink it was a meniscus tear, however thats what MRI showed. I had the tear removed plus had some small cysts removed. My knee felt 10 times worse after, before I could still run but now I couldn't without pain or limping. I'm still have the thigh ache problem too. So after physio for muscle wastage ( still not built back up!) Acupuncture, massage, ice baths etc etc not much improvement. A bakers cyst keeps appearing in back of knee causing stiffness and cramps
My consultant said I had arthritis, I'm starting wish I left my knee alone!
He also said take painkillers and run, so I did, but can't without limping and some discomfort, not horrendous pain.
Now ive been offered a HTO as my leg is malalinged ( further xrays) I'm wearing an off loader brace at moment, not comfortable and restrictive but however has reduced pain a lot. I'm now in dilemma whether to have HTO since I'm not in a lot of pain, I describe it as mild toothache type pain that occasionally shoots up if I twist leg wrong way. Is it worth the pain and time for op?I run with a limp but think its partly to my thigh muscles not working properly, not sure if op will help with that.
Did anyone have the op even tho they could still be reasonably active?
I want to run how I used too, without limp, I want to be able to bend my leg fully too at no I can't kneel down, it just sticks!
If anyone out there is debating wether to try this or not, my advice is "JUST DO IT"!
Fantastic event, the organisation was brilliant, supporters and helpers at check points should be given a medal too, they were all so helpful and cheerful even tho they'd been there for hours and hours and hours and.......
The course was tough, hot sunny day didn't help, but the scenery and views were a fantastic reward. I ran with 3 friends, we supported each other, we all had at least one low point! finished in 159 out of 404 (I think) finishers, crossed the line just after 3am to an almighty cheer and applause, it was so emotional I could've cried! I just hope the noise level didn't upset the locals too much, as it would such a shame to end such a fantastic and emotional journey to a silent finish!! (Maybe get them all to enter next year!!!)
its took me 5 years to get a place in london marathon, been really looking forward to it , followed a training plan all going really well then couple of days ago got pain in shin, now i cant walk without pain, just over one week to go! its sooooo frustrating. I'm icing, resting, anti inflammatories etc etc hoping that it'll be ok next week, if i'm not pain free i'll defer to next year. dont want to cause a bigger problem and end up missing on all my events planned over the year.
has anyone defered a london marathon number so late on, according to web site you can still defer on the day of the race, how does that work? I'd like to leave it last minute...just in case I'm fit for it.