A few years ago I had a bang to a knee which bruised it and a couple of weeks later walking down some steps there was a click/pop noise and then the leg locked up.
It took me a while to get the correct treatment for it by a chartered physio and the symptoms cleared up but it was suspected meniscus troubles. I did some cycling then got running with minimal discomfort and built the mileage up to 11 miles@ just under 7-30 per mile at best so put the training up to 13 miles.
Then I had a little lay off the running to do some things at home that needed doing that were time demanding but in this time there was a flare up which took me back to the specialist for an MRI scan as I was convinced it was a torn meniscus. In fact the meniscus is intact although not perfect. The problem is a 2mm lesion on the under side of the knee cap which is grade III - IV - Or to put another way early signs of Osteo Arthritis. The symptoms are knee effusion (fluid) which causes a Bakers cyst when there is a flare up. There is treatment from the physio that will invlove some sort of small knee brace to keep the knee cap in place although I don't have this yet.
I've been advised that this isn't serious but could get worse but as I've been quite keen on going for a run will I be able to keep on running when I get back on top of this again. Naturally its a concern but the guess work as to what is wrong now over and there are certainties. If I carry on running will this get worse by doing so? - Will I be able to run enthusiastically again?
Also I've been taking Glucosamine Chondroitin for quite some time now along with CNP Professional Protect which is a blend of Glusosamine and (mainly) Collagen-which is supposed to assist in the rebuilding of articular cartilage (quite a bold claim) but will these make a real difference?
I did go to the police station and picked the bottle up after going to the police but they were not interested - claiming due to rain there would be nothing on the bottle.
To be clear this one incident is finished but the concern is if there are repeats - A friend advised me to throw the bottle way an forget about it - which I am doing . I don't wish to cause trouble and in return I don't want others to cause trouble. I see this as a form of bullying - People in cars vs people on foot - no contest -
The incident is over and I hope there are no repeats - This is the first time anything like this has occured - I feel sorry for the group that suffered a firework - that is hurrendous - -- ---- I'll see all you folks on the forums to talk about more constructive issues- --- a nice expression I picked up from somone
"See you on the road - I'm going for a run"....................
Sure Steve - A nice rest day today (from running that is) - but I'll be out tomorrow - Current goal to just be able to get some miles in without falling apart from injury - c u on the forums.................
Well looks like I'm not alone-At first I didn't know what had happened till I saw the bottle rolling on the ground but it did strike me from behind-----Just so busy running-Very cowardly of them like you mentioned- Thought it was a black clio-but didn't react quickly enough to get the # plate- was plastic and full of liquid -
I am seething at this to be honest - If it was a late teenage/early 20's prank thing then there is no malice - however it could have been derived from a jealousy which is totally different - I would love to do a half marathon-have had many troubles in recent years not to mention multiple injuries getting back into running/sport and have done 8 miles today --- not blowing a trumpet but this is where I'm at and there is a way to go if I am gonna do a half ------- ----
Thanks for the feedback - Just need to blot this out - and stay focussed ------
Had a great run today 8 miles after many injuries for it to be marred by an idiot (presumably a passenger) in a car who threw a half full or more bottle of pop at me whilst driving past - I'm on the pavement and the car is going 40 mph or more. What a complete toolanyone here have these experiences?????