No scans etc yet seren, I have to wait until the NSAID's are finished to see how things are. She's confident it may settle down again, I'm really not certain as it's swollen, sore at the front & back of the knee, also the grinding noise from under the patella is quite horrible. I also Googled OCD & was shocked to read about it.
A trip to my GP has confirmed I'm out of the London Marathon, it was Osteochondritis Dissecans in her opinion. I have a month's course of anti inflammatories, then maybe physio & if it still hasn't cleared up keyhole surgery. Gutted but I'm deferring my place & will be handing out water at 22 miles instead of receiving.
I ran a 20 miler completely fine last sunday, rested Monday then felt fine so jogged 7 miles on Tuesday with no problems at all, everything seemed good with just over four weeks to go until my first LM for 20 years. Wednesday morning as soon as I woke I felt pain in my right knee, on standing it nearly gave way. When I stand with my feet together & bend my knees slightly then rotate my legs there is an awful sound from my right knee, it really sounds like someone tearing paper slowly. It also sounds really bad going downstairs. Every now & then something clicks & I get a sharp pain which is over quickly, I also have a constant dull pain behind the right knee. There is swelling both at the front & behind the knee but not much. I have four weeks to go & am really concerned now. I am trying to get appointments to see a physio but can't for a week so am considering a trip to my GP first. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I assume it's knee ligaments but don't know why it occurred without any sort of accident or sharp turn which may have caused an injury, it really felt fine after my long run. I'm gutted as I think it's the end of my marathon, I desperately hope not but after four days it's not even slightly better with ice & rest. Help or advice would be much appreciated fellow runners!
I ran the Worthing 20 at the weekend, it's a great race, nice route & well marshalled with many drinks stations etc but only 6 portaloos for 600 or so runners is nowhere near enough. I very nearly missed the start, many did. As there isn't a thread for race comments in the RW Events guide, hopefully someone among the Worthing Harriers will see this feedback. I really don't want to sound a grump as I appreciate others organising & I do help at races too, feedback is good for making future events better. The race was very enjoyable but I would happily pay a little extra entry fee (which was very reasonable for a 20 mile race) for less of a toilet queue & maybe a banana or something to scoff after a 20 mile run.