How are you? I just came across your log and saw this!
Always admire your spirit!
Get well soon!
Thanks, Sergey, I appreciate the good wishes!
Both the doctor and the physical therapist think that there is no structural damage to the knee, that it is just some strained muscles and tendons. I'm hopeful that in a couple of weeks I'll be back running. Already have plane tix, etc. for WMOC, so I don't want to miss that!
Dennis, looks like you are following rigorously physical therapy at the advise of your doctor and therapist. Based on my experience I always found it helpful to take high doses of ibuprofen or walpraxin (whatever you tolerate best) for couple week and use daily contrasting cold/warm/hot baths/showers for affected areas (it creates an internal massaging effect). Also a soft knee brace may be a good idea to use when you plan to do something faster than a walking pace.
I also wonder if you need a MRI of your knee to rule out meniscus tear!
Hope you recover fast. See you at the WMOC!
Thanks for the advice, Sergey! The doc recommend high doses of ibuprofen. Did that for a while, but now only doing that sporadically. In the past I've had good success with contrast ice/heat treatments, but have only done a little of that this time. Probably should do more.
Both the doc and the PT don't think it's a meniscus tear, which I was definitely concerned about. Since I appear to be getting better, I'm willing to believe them.
If you are recovering that fast - definitely not meniscus problem :)
See you at the WMOC!
Yup, see you there! Still hoping to go to Wyoming beforehand - how about you?
Don't have time to go to Wyoming :( Work pressures!