Last Friday I got the report for my MRI. It confirmed no tear. It does say I have patella tendinosis. I am seeing the doctor on Thursday and I hope that he will give me some exercises to do at home. That would be the best case...if not I think I will be headed to PT again. I would go to get advices on what I can do at home. I am also thinking of trying acupuncture. They offer that at the same clinic where my sports doctor is. Have you ever tried that? For what and did it help?
Have you ever had patella tendinosis? Is it cured? What did you do? How long did it take to get better? I want to know everything!
Since learning that there was no tear....I have been doing either fast walking or super slow run/ fast walking intervals. All on the treadmill. The intervals were of 0.25 miles for 4 miles. Yesterday I only did 3 miles of walking only and 1 hour of pool running. My knee was sore and stiff and I did not even tried to run on the TM. I found this to be so frustrating. Pool running is hard...I am lucky I can do it at home.
I need a tan......
I have done stretching and PT exercises every day and also foam rolling 2x a day.
I ice 3 times per day also.
I am not supposed to take any ibuprofen because of my GERD but I did take 1 pill twice. It was just 200 mg and so far no stomach problem.
I researched patella tendonisis and found several links with advices on exercises that can be done. The most recommended one is a program of eccentric decline squats.
This is worth the try I think. On Amazon you can buy the fancy bloc like the PT have for about $70. I decided to go to Home Depot instead and got what I needed for less than $25.
Sunday is the OC Half Marathon.
I am registered for this race.
Now normally I think I would probably maybe just skip it and get a DNS because of this injury.
The thing with this one is that it is the last of 3 races for the Beach Cities Challenge. This is my second challenge. I don't want to start over (and have to do Long Beach again....) and I want to complete it. All 3 races must be done in a row. This is why I am not backing out of it...even if my pal Nelly has advised me to skip it.....:)
I have decided to walk it.
I will not do anything stupid.
I am preparing myself mentally for a PW.
Have you ever walked a race because of injury?
How was that?
I am sad just thinking about it but it is what it is.
The one thing that is kind of positive is that it looks like it will be pretty hot on race day so I won't have to deal with dry heaving and that good stuff.