thanks again, i have spoken to my physio who has given me exercices to strengthen the quads. Had a conversation with paula radcliffe on twitter she has the same injury and recommended glucosamine+chrondroitin with msm and REST something i find very hard to do...
thanks, meniscus was never mentioned i was shown a model of the knee and explained that the two O shape rings were the cartiliage and i had a slight split rather than a tear. When i got the results i just wanted to hear yes you need surgery or no your fine at least i would know where i stand, it annoys me that i now have to wait another 3 months to see if surgery is needed...in the meantime im looking for a miracle cure !!
Hi all, after a nasty fall during a race 3 months ago i finally got my MRI scan results back last week the ligaments appear fine but i have a tiny split on the inside of my knee cartilage the specialist has said to give it another 3 months to try and heal itself.
I can use the cross trainer and cycle without any pain although it still hurts to fully bend the knee or kneel down, after the blow of being told no running for at least another 3 months i forgot to ask what i can do or take to help the cartilage repair, having looking on the net for ideas i have now started to take glucosamine + chrondroitin and have increased my water intake which has always been poor.
Can anyone offer me any advice ???? desperate to get back out there running !!
Hi Ade, i have delayed replying until i saw my physio yesterday (she has been sally gunnell's physio for 20 years so she knows her stuff) firstly that must have been one hell of a fall you had ! i hope your are ok and the recovery is going well.
My big worry was i snapped my ACL when i was younger playing football and had major reconstruction as this was the knee that i fell on i was worried that it had snapped again ! but i am pleased to say i have been a lucky boy, it seems i have a grade 1 sprain of the medial ligament in short several tiny tears. it appears the knee went in to shock mode and that is why there was a delay in the swelling likewise only yesterday did a bruise start to show !! with a bit of treatment and ultrasound it already feels a bit better, i have been told to wear a hinged knee brace at work to stop any lateral movement.
I need a few more ultra sound sessions, i have already lost muscle at the back of the thigh ! all being well i could be back on the cross trainer in a couple of weeks and then progress to some cycling. however all being well it will be 8 - 12 weeks before i will be running again although this is going to kill me i know it could have been a lot worse.
On sunday i ran the spartan race and i lost my grip whilst climbing a wall as i fell i was going to one side and ended up landing on one leg and my knee twisted and seemed to pop out and back in with a crunch as i fell to the floor in agonising pain i was sure i broke my leg ! medics treated me a packed my knee in ice and told me to go A&E by the time i got there about 4 hours after the incident there was a slight swelling and it was painfull to walk on or touch the inside of the knee, a nurse done a few checks and i was told it was my medial ligament and to rest for 24hrs, ice every 2 hours and take ibuprofen.
monday was very painfull to put any pressure on the leg and i continued with the ice and ibuprofen all day, tuesday still no improvement so i took another day off work to rest still using ice and ibuprofen but knee was swelling up and was quite a size in the afternoon, taking advice from a physio i put on a sports support bandage and elevated the leg during the night. yesterday and another day off work, i kept the support on all night and day and keep taking the ibuprofen i could walk a bit more freely but stairs cause pain to the inner knee, swelling reduced slightly. today yep decided not to risk work and have another days rest, used support on knee all night and kept it elevated, can walk a lot better but still tender to put full weight on leg and stairs still hurt a bit.
ive read all about the 3 stages of the injury from the slight damage to the fibres to a tear and worst of all a break in the medial ligament, i am booked in to see a very good physio next tuesday which i hope will reveal the damage i am guessing on a tear but i would like to hear from anyone who has had the same injury or anyone that can tell me how long will i be out for ? how long before i can run ? how long before i can do light training such as cross trainer/cycle ? what can i do to maintain my fitness ? what can i do to stop me going crazy