I injured my knee on July 6th. Silly thing where I was stood by the waters edge and the bank collapsed under my left with with a fierce jolt. I had problems after this for a few weeks and have had an x-ray and an MRI scan. I was convinced I had torn my cartiledge but the surgeon assured me I had a bad bone bruise on the head of my left tibia. I stopped running and cycled to keep fit. 4 months on I am trying to run once a week. Running isnt too painfull. Problem is always after. If I sit down when I stand my left leg is numb and the knee cannot take any weight. It is almost paralysed. It also is difficult to get the leg comfortable in bed. I ran 10 miles last night to test it out and the running isnt to bad but afterwards its awfull. I am in Berlin next year. I have started icing the knee every day but what can I do to speed up recovery??? Apparently my cartiledges and ligaments are fine.
have been lucky I suppose and have done it 4 times in 5 years. The first time was brilliant but after the first its not the same. I have done Jersey twice Brighton Loch Ness and am doing Berlin next year and booked up already. Hope you all get in eventually but I enjoyed the other marathons as much and dare I say more?
I have done 8 marathons in four years and run regularly. My knees don`t normally play me up however I have torn the meniscus in my left knee when I tried to carry a fish in a net up a bank and the bank collapsed under my foot. 2 months on I get knifing pains if I turn or move suddenly . Getting out of bed or off a chair my leg is numb and wont straighten for a minute. It is tender and aches. I am in the loop so to speak and will need surgery. Oddly enough I can ride my wifes hybrid bike with no pain at all until I try to get on or of it. Is it safe to cycle as training or will I do more damge. My leg does give way at times when walking.