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Thanks for all the helpful comments on my last blog.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thanks to all who commented on my unsatisfying doctor's visit. I am going to start a new routine to follow the advice coming from many of you to get stronger and work on knee-friendly stretch and strengthening workouts, specifically.

It's great to have this forum to vent and get some affirmation and suggestions.

Thanks again.
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WONDERWOMAN 6/4/2013 7:20PM

    I read your last blog and Oh Boy can I relate. I feel your pain, literally. I did the same as you - running a couple 5Ks with a little pain in March, then the HM I was so looking forward to. Result? Well, I'm sitting here with my leg propped up healing from surgery to fix my torn meniscus. Like you, I think one injury (previous ankle surgery) led to another and I am determined to get proper physical therapy this time to "get to the bottom of it." I am lucky though, that my orthopedic surgeon is very supportive of my activity level and is doing everything to keep me going with my joint and arthritis issues. Finding the right doctor makes all the difference in the world. I would caution you, though, not to do too much on the knee if the tear need surgical attention. I know I made mine worse by ignoring it for nearly two months.

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SHIRAZSOLLY 5/30/2013 2:43AM

    I don't know if you do this, but it might help to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible before you seek a new doc.

I'm currently reading Hansen's Marathon Method. Just finished Galloway's beginners book. Read Sheehan a while before that. Plus some articles on Runners World... and some of the long time runners here have great detail in their blogs including their aches and pains and how they deal with them.

Isn't Spark wonderful? Sometimes the comments are kind of odd, but a lot of times you get comments that really make you think, or at least make you feel good and understood!

Glad you have a plan and hope you get yourself a new, friendlier, more compassionate doc!



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