Hi Rich and Laura, really sorry to hear that things are not progressing as well as hoped. I've taken it steady in building up my mileage and done a lot of stretching, physio and foam roller and touch wood I'm gradually getting there. In the first month I was getting twinges and still do every so often but it hasn't forced me to stop. I did a. 10k race on Sunday and it it all felt good ! . Best of luck over the coming weeks
Hi, I've been making some progress. I did 16 miles over 3 runs last week, I had a few twinges but I think ok at moment. I'm going to try a 8 miler this weekend!
I found the stretches and strength exercises the physio gave me have helped a lot and I do every day. I also found rock tape really good, it seems to take away the dull ache like magic!! It may be psychological or may actually be doing some thing I don't understand but either way it does make me feel better , we'll with the ??13. Hope you all running soon, best wishes
I went to physio yesterday and he gave me some good exercises and stretches to deal with quad imbalances etc which have made me feel better. Like you Sean I am using a foam roller which I think is doing the job!
Rich I'm also having a very dull ache which the physio thought would go if I stretched more, time will tell
Laura, the excruciating pain in the knee lasted about 72 hours after my jabs, I think it is referred to as 'cortisone flare', I found icing really helpful in relieving. I even had pain in the meniscus part of the knee 5 days after the jab which disappeared after a day or so. It is worthwhile seeing a physio in a week or so. Hope recovery continues
Hi Laura, I did my first run on Monday , 4 miles, then another 4 miles this afternoon, both at a very slow pace. No pain as such although a bit of an ache around the knee generally! During the 2 weeks after the jabs the area had a dull ache but not really sure what this is, I'm seeing physio tomorrow so I hope this will help. Best wishes for tomorrow, it is all over very quickly. I'm very squeamish so I avoided looking at the needles and just talked constantly throughout about my running to take my mind if what the doctor was doing! I think I bored him so much that he just got the job done ASAP!!
Hi, I had my scan and injection on Tuesday. The following 2 days my knee was very painful which is now starting to ease. Doctor has told me not to run for 2 weeks! I'm going to see how it goes. The scan was good as it showed me exactly what the issue was, I just hope the steroid injection works now
Laura , I understand your frustration with not being able to run which I very much share, hope it goes well in January with the treatment
Roger, hope you continue to make good progress, I was hoping to do the Horndean 7.5m race on the 27th and Clivedon 6m Xcountry race on Jan 6th but will see how it goes in next few days