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And the orthopedic doc says........

Friday, December 07, 2012

it's most likely IT Band syndrome at the Gerdy's tubercle attachment point.

What he did see in one of the x-rays when I was lying on my side with my knee bent, is that my kneecaps track toward the outside...not too fabulous....probably from tight ITB. He didn't seem at all worried about the ostopenia since I've already been diagnosed with arthritis and the fluid was probably caused by walking with my knee locked.
He suggested taking a couple of weeks off of running and doing cross training. Continue with the exercises, stretches and foam rolling I have been doing from when I diagnosed myself with ITB syndrome in November. Try Superfeet insoles....he noticed my knees do track a little inward when I do single-leg squat.
I should be getting a call from PT to get an appointment and will go back and see the doc in 6 weeks...sooner if things get worse or I can cancel if I'm feeling fabulous.
It is very good news. I should be running again soon and will be able to do my 8K race in March :-)
We will now be back to our regular baking blogs.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRINGS58 12/30/2012 2:59PM

    I may have to try the insoles someday - but right now, I think that my interior thigh muscle is the weak culprit of the IT syndrome imbalance, so I'm looking at strengthening that one. I've got the foam roller, but I'm still figuring out how to make it "hurt so good"

I hope you find yourself recovering quickly and you have some good distractions. This stuff can be frustrating.

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SPEEDYDOG 12/14/2012 7:21AM

    Hi Nat,

At least you know what is going on! I hope the PT can help get you on the right track. One of the reasons I mix biking with running is to give my body a break. Biking is low impact. (A few cuts and bruises not withstanding).

I hope you heal quickly.


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SOKKERNUT 12/12/2012 6:55PM

    Yayyy I miss my baking blogs! emoticon

That is great news, emoticon for you still being able to do your race in March. How are you feeling these days. I was born with my kneecaps pointing outwards, ortho fixed one when I torn my meniscus in soccer injury but since I was not having problems with the other one he said ain't broke don't fix it! He said later I would need surgery on it but not until I start having problems with it.

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WHISPERINGPINE9 12/12/2012 8:17AM

    It's going to be hard for you but do take it easy and do what the doc says. Speedy recovery my friend. I love your baking blogs as well. emoticon

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BREW99 12/10/2012 6:32PM

    Wow! All this good news lately with the LV and now the Doc report - so wonderful! emoticon

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JANETRIS 12/9/2012 7:40PM

    Glad you can work it out and are not completely out of commission! Can't wait to see the xmas cookies!!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 12/9/2012 1:09PM

    Glad you're getting it all figured out. That's a relief for you!

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LISAINMS 12/9/2012 11:23AM

    Yay... recovery on the way!

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WENDYSPARKS 12/9/2012 7:31AM

    Glad you will be ok...take it easy and slow...

hugs! Wendy emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 12/8/2012 12:30PM

    If you were already doing what he told you to continue doing, why did it get worse? What variable is going to be added to ensure a healthier itb?

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LIVINGFREE19 12/8/2012 11:45AM

    That is good that it only puts you out of commission for 2 could be much worse!

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RAINEMARIE214 12/8/2012 10:11AM

    Glad to hear it wasnt anything worse! I was born with knee caps that are tilted laterally and occassionally track that way... hence ALL of my knee problems! But, PT did wonders for me, and I hope it helps you too!!

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FIREFLYBRIDE 12/8/2012 9:09AM

    glad this shouldn't hinder your March race! feel better soon!

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STRIVER57 12/8/2012 6:22AM

    sounds promising! as SB says, 2 weeks isn't so bad at all. crossing my fingers he's right!

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SEABREEZE65 12/8/2012 6:09AM

    It is good news. Is this also what has been affecting your calf?

Two weeks of no running is not long at all.

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STEPHLOKI 12/8/2012 3:39AM

    This is good news, since it is something you can deal with and resolve. Happy Foam Rolling!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/7/2012 11:04PM

    Yay! hiphiphooray! congratulations and all that good jazz. what a relief, huh! cant wait to see what you bake next!

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KANDOLAKER 12/7/2012 8:48PM

    Glad you have a a diagnosis and treatment plan! Speedy recovery and best wishes with your therapy. You'll be back running again soon!! All the best - Kathy

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RUN4FOOD 12/7/2012 7:53PM

    Glad that is all it is.
Learned something new today, where my Gerdy's tubercle is located.
Hurt my IT band this summer. Within about 3 weeks of starting resistance band stretches my IT band was better and I was back to running again.
Hope yours improves at least as quickly.

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FIT12BEE 12/7/2012 7:47PM

    You must feel a sense of relief. emoticon

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RHONDALYN10 12/7/2012 7:28PM

    What wonderful news!!! Happy you will be back to running soon.
Can't wait to see what is next on the baking list...

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/7/2012 7:25PM

    Wow! I guess we should have known that your shin would be involved somehow.
I wore Superfeet insoles for a long time. Hope they help.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/7/2012 7:14PM

    emoticon emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 12/7/2012 7:13PM

    GREAT NEWS!!!! Sounds like this guy is finally a doctor who is going to help you. emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 12/7/2012 6:52PM

    So glad you will be back running before long. Take care and happy cross training and healing!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/7/2012 6:39PM

    So glad they got to the heart of the matter and you can correct this. Oh my, more yummy stuff to drool over!

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