Posts Tagged ‘MRI’

What do I do now? Wait it out I guess.

I asked a friend who just finished physicians assistant school what the injection entails. He recommends it according to what I am feeling and experiencing. He said it is a pretty potent steroid and I should feel relief within a few days or weeks.

So I guess physical therapy is out for now. I will wait a few more weeks while I ice and rest my knee. I do recommend the r.i.c.e. treatment. It will help you. Lots of massaging that focuses on the area that hurts will also help.

Am I getting anxious to run? Yes. Am I learning patience? Yes. Will I run again. You bet I will. Next up is to run a mile or two without pain.

Have you ever noticed that when you run you always have a goal? If not, you should. Always be pushing yourself.

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Results are in

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I have mixed emotions about the results of the MRI on my left knee. That it came back normal should be exciting news. But the fact is, the pain is still there. Now it is there when I walk sometimes. I just don’t get it. The original doctor said to come in and possibly get injections. Not sure why or what that even means. It seems odd to do that when we don’t even know he problem. Not sure I will go back to the doctor. Seems pointless.now.

The other issue I am facing…. I have not run in a while and I AK beginning to feel lazy again. I am tired by 5 pm. It should not have to be this way. 

Time to implement other means of exercise.

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MRI

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Marathon Training, physical therapy
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Well, I had the MRI this morning.  It was quite the experience. That machine is huge and I am definitely glad I didn’t have to stick my head in there. The part that was not fun was that I was told to be completely still. I find that difficult, but even more difficult when you start to get that “itch”. It was on my leg, but couldn’t do anything about it for 10 minutes. crazy. It was hard to distract myself from the “pain” of the itch.

I didn’t get instant results telling me why my knee has been hurting, but they will come in the next couple of days. I really really hope that we get answers to figure out where the pain is coming from and figure out why a month of physical therapy didn’t help.