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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.
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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.
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