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Sorry - I don't. Is it maybe because you haven't ran in so long? My knee moves around, so I have to wear a brace to keep it in line.


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Having suffered a torn meniscus in my left knee last fall, I would recommend taking a few days off from running, regularly icing your knee, take anti-inflammatories if that's your thing, and keep a close eye on how you feel. I didn't actually feel the tear happen. The next day what happened was that I could barely walk. After an MRI and several visits to an orthopedic surgeon I'm doing much better, but I'll never be 100% again and that really bums me out. I still get stiff/sore after long workouts, and I haven't tried running again as that's what I was doing when it happened. I didn't have surgery as the doctor doesn't like to do it unless absolutely necessary for quality of life - as once that padding is gone (and all you can basically do is cut out what was torn as it's not a healable injury due to lack of blood supply), it's gone forever.

 

If you get any kind of popping or clicking, go to a doctor, don't wait.

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OK, I really need some help on this one.

 

After I hurt my knee, running, I didn't run for another 16 days. During that time, it seemed to be getting better - slowly.

 

But, when I ran on that 16th day, about 2 miles into my 5K, just where my route starts in incline, my knee went again. (Same spot in the route as when I first hurt it.)

Yesterday, I had no choice and had to do a lot of walking and using stairs. It was hurting bad - and KILLING ME when I had to go down stairs.

Everything I read says that it's "Runners Knee."

 

So, am I doomed now? Am I going to have this for the rest of my life?

I plan on resting it for a good while before I try it again. And, I am going to see someone about it later this week. If I get through this, am I going to have to ice it now every time after I run? That will be annoying.

 

Anyone have anything they can share on this?

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Superbowl - so sorry to hear this. I have no information as I am a novice myself. I hope someone can give you some information.


With perseverance, even the snail made it to the ark - Charles H. Spurgeon

 

 

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Thanks Quinny.

Everything I read says the same thing - rest, rest, rest. And, rest some more. Then, workout the quads, make them stronger. Get good shoes. Avoid inclines. And, ice the knee after running.

 

Well, I have good shoes. I guess I can avoid the incline. I do try and workout my quads. So, for now, it's rest and then get used to having to ice it down after I run each time, I guess.

 

Annoying? You bet. But, I'm not hearing anything else now in terms of options.

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It's looking more and more like a torn meniscus for me. Hope to see the doctor soon. This is a major bummer.

That really stinks. Don't give up though. If you have a torn meniscus, you may very well need a partial meniscectomy, but you may still be able to get back to running. Talk to your Dr. about it. Stay positive.


Trudie

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CW: 133 PGW: 138 WWGW: 155

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Thanks Trudie! Tuesday is the big day. I have an appointment with the orthopedist that afternoon. I'm hoping that it's nothing major and something that can be fixed quickly.

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Super Bowl,

 

What alternate plans do you have for exercise while you are recovering? I know when I broke my knee cap a couple years ago I thought my wt would climb drastically. It didn't cuz I started to really track and live w/in my daily pt allowance. I also did do some exercise in the swimming pool.

 

But I really missed my running/walking - esp the time outdoors.

 

Take care.


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Mt_Native_Man - right now, I'm doing nothing. On top of the knee problem, now I have a thigh strain.

 

To maintain my weight, I'm really watching my points and sticking to my DPA. Actually, before I recently started running and joined a gym, my only exercise was walking. And, I can't do that now with the quad injury. I can barely stand for more than 5 minutes.

 

But, it's always been about watching the points for me. Any exercise that I did, whatever it was, just turned into extra points for me to eat that day. And, if I don't have those extra activity points, then I just stuck to my DPA and that is it.

 

I am going nuts with these leg injuries though. I want them to be over with and get back out there ASAP. But, that's probably not going to happen until June.

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Good luck Super Bowl. I was just thinking about you last night and wondered how you were doing. Sports injuries suck!


Trudie

HW: 195.6/SW: 195.6

CW: 133 PGW: 138 WWGW: 155

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Yes, they do Trudie! I can't get those seven weeks back. But, I hope, at the least, this will remind me in the future to run - assuming I still can - when I get the chance and be grateful that I have the opportunity to do it!

 

And, thanks for the good luck wishes - I may need it!

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Well, that's disappointing! It's interesting that it doesn't start acting up until mile 2. I would think an injured knee would hurt pretty much right away. Do you still have the other shoes? I agree, you have given it adequate time to heal.

 

You haven't had an MRI yet? It would be interesting to see what it showed. I would have guessed a meniscus tear. I would see if running on a flatter surface made a difference. I just hate to see you give up running if you don't need to. Could you even consider a run/walk for a couple runs to test things. But start walking BEFORE mile 2.

 

Just trying to brainstorm a little....


Trudie

HW: 195.6/SW: 195.6

CW: 133 PGW: 138 WWGW: 155

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