I was diagnosed as having Patella Tendonitis 15 months ago by a consultant here in Saudi Arabia. I was given a steroid injection followed by 12 sessions of physio. I restarted training after some 3 months and was okay about 5 months when the problem re-occured. I carried on running which didn't seem to bad but eventually the pain got unbearable, walking up and down stairs was the very painful.
I stopped running and went back to see the consultant who gave me a second steroid injection and 12 sessions of physio again. This time it was only 1
week before the pain came back. I again carried on running and still am today some 3 weeks since re-starting running.
I am now worried I may have to give up running which I love and cannot imagine my life without running.
The consultant told me to run every other day and forget competive running, needless to say I have not taken his advice.
I really do want to have another steroid injection as I think it is not working for me.
I normally run 50 miles a week which includes 2 track sessions, 1 steady run,3 easy runs and a long run.
Can anyone help me please.