Today was a double dose of doctors- orthopedic in morning, chiropractor in afternoon- I promise I'm not that broken, just working on the preventative side vs. in the past where I have the mentality "It won't happen to me" - I think that comes with age, some say its wisdom, others say paranoia, I say its just being SMART!
I FINALLY had my appointment this morning with the orthopedic to see whats going on with my right knee. Aside from the fact that my appointment was at 9:15 and I didn't get out of there till 11:30, I was extremely pleased.
If you mix patellar tendonitis, and IT band tendonitis or IT band syndrome, and throw in some bursitis then you've got my trusty (or not so trusty) right knee! Out of the three, the patellar tendonitis is what is the most painful and will be the hardest for me to get over....
1.) rest (which if i do say so myself I am going CRAZY with all this resting), 2.) ice when needed, 3.)stretches, and 4.) at least 800 mg of Advil a day a few days leading up to and following races!
The great news is nothing is torn (HOORAY!!!) and the doctor told me I had excellent quad definition and support which translated that my knee is completely stable and to just use my own pain threshold to know when to back off. He also said he didn't see an issue with me running the Disney Princess 1/2 this weekend, as long as I don't try to go for a PR. With all the characters / mascots I will be attempting to stop and take a picture with, I could care less about my time.
I got a cortizone shot in my IT band along with some other medicine and off I went.
Later that day I had my chiro appt. and told him the medial side of my knee (right where insertion is for sartorius lays) is still tender (on both knees)- told me to just rub the muscles out like I would do for IT band and then demonstrated- HOLY COW- you thought the IT BAND was painful, try rubbing sore tendons on inside of knee yooowzers!
Can't get better without the pain I suppose