Monday, May 14, 2007

Patella Tedonitis - Update

It's been a few weeks since I lasted posted about my left knee. I bet you have missed the constant moaning!

Well, over the last few weeks I have had some pain and some general swelling on the inside of my left knee. I have run a few times even doing as much as 20 minutes without any ill affects. My knee doesn't sweel significantly more nor does it hurt much (the ocassional twinge).

The problem is that my gait running or walking feels very unnatural. My whole body feels off and I have had some shoulder muscle pain and I even had to take a day of work due to some back / shoulder muscle pain.

So today I went to my GP and got a referral to a podiatrist to see if that will stem the tide or maybe even improve them. I've also been given a referral to the Ireland football team's physio if the podiatrist doesn't help. So I have some numbers to call.

It would be great to know where I stand (even if it is all twsting and contorted).

Keep Running!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I have read all your posts on your patella tendinitis and i was wondering how you are getting on now?

I got diagnosed with this 3 weeks ago by my physio - seems from changing my runners it caused an imbalance along with few other factors. Still have pain in it and haven't done any running in 5 weeks :(, just all strength training for my quads and glutes and foam rolling.

Any advice greatly appreciated, thank you :) Emma