Hello everyone! I am finally able to update you on my knee injury. I went to the doctor about a week ago and my appointment was at 8:20AM. I didn’t get home until 1:30PM. I was x-ray’d, poked, prodded, and had an MRI. It was a long day. Here are my x-ray pictures:
Initially, the doctor figured I had a stress fracture after looking at my x-ray’s. Crapski. He said if I did have one I was looking at 6 weeks of no running. But he wanted a second opinion so he immediately set up an appointment for an 30 minute MRI. I got the results in the mail today….
-No stress fracture or stress reaction
-There is some degeneration of the medial cartilage which goes with my degree of running
-The quad also has some inflammation and thickening (anybody know what the heck thickening is?!)
-Rest the knee and avoid pounding, I can get onto the elliptical and gradually get back into running as I gain comfort and confidence.
-See one of UPMC’s (UPMC = University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) athletic trainers to get me back to running and get me stretched so I can continue to run at a high level.
I called the athletic trainer today and I have an appointment sent up for Wednesday. I won’t name names or say too much but apparently this guy is well known in the national sports industry … and his price is also an indication of that. (He doesn’t take insurance and the assessment alone is $150) This makes me skeptical because money can’t buy everything and I’m defiantly not made of it!
My knee is doing alright as we speak. I haven’t been doing any running at all. I know if I run it will hurt so i’m defiantly excited to see a trainer to help figure out how to fix my knee :). As far as emotions go i’m doing pretty good. Of course I am sad that I can’t run and haven’t been able to for 3 weeks now but I can’t change anything, so why stress? I’m enjoying weight training and swimming when I can!
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