Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:14
I've run on a poorly knee for a over a year and then finally rested for 3 months and then saw a consultant, who's going to do an exploratory arthroscopy next month. He has a couple of theories of what it might be, but said, "You know your running days might be over".
A friend of mine reckons he might be fobbing me off and that I should not take 'no' for an answer, but to keep pushing because his theories sound more like a cop out.
How have other runners tackled the 'just stop running' advice from consultants? Its the easiest path for a consultant to take. But if you believe that the doctor isn't trying hard enough to find a solution - what can you say? I have no medical expertise, but my sports rehab therapist reckons I can still run ...
I have always followed a doctor's advice without question before, but how can I be persistent if after the op he simply says, "yes, I was right - stop running"?