Two weeks ago, I decided to go back to PT for my knee, which lead me to a sports medicine doc, which lead me to an MRI. And I got those results back yesterday.
Much to my (and his) relief, there’s nothing seriously damaged (scar tissue, tears, etc.) with my knee. This is fantastic news because that means I don’t need surgery (win!). I told the doc where exactly the pain is when I run now – it’s moved from the outside area to under my knee cap and behind my knee. He said this injury is common and the first thing I need to do is stop running 100% for 6 weeks. I’m allowed to swim and cycle but running is off limits. He also said that I need to go back to physical therapy, to focus on strengthening my hips/gluts and modifying my biomechanics, which will take the stress off my knee.
So off to PT I go again, I really hope this helps because I’ve got a big decision ahead of me… The Boston Marathon opens its registration on October 18th (4 weeks). I won’t even be running at that point but I hear registration fills up real quick. Do I take the gamble and spend the money to register, in hopes of being able to start training on Dec. 1? I guess we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.