Monday, February 04, 2013
I went to the best orthopedic Sports Doctor in Delaware this morning to review the MRI and X-ray results. What an awesome visit!
Well, first off - no surgery needed! Yayyyy!
He did say that the big fall I took in late August is why my knee is injured. I damaged cartlidge. My skin is still healing from it - I will never look at an acorn the same way again!
Anyway, it was a pretty interesting conversation. He asked which running club I was in and who I was working with (running). I told him I was on my own and he looked shocked. I told him how I was training for the halves. He told me 3 HMs in four months was too much since I just started running two years ago and I am older - I didn't mention all the 5ks!!
Anyway, he met it sincerely and knows "knees". So, he is sending me to a PT who apparently is a top marathon runner. I am going to see him twice a week for a month - it will be like having my own running coach - I am going to soak up as much training info as I possibly can!!
I asked if I should be doing quad work. The Dr said the PT guy has to figure out if there is weakness first. He said if there is, it won't help. I am also supposed to rub Arnica gel on my knee a couple times a day. And, after a month I go back - if it's not better I get a shot twice a year.
The real good news is I will be able to keep running. He did tell me running down hill will not be good for me. I train on hills all the time, but I will modify my map so I can keep running. I didn't dare tell him I am signed up for a HM in May!!
So, the silver lining...I will be running again and I get the attention of a running coach/PT for the next month :)
All is good!