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Hi can anyone please tell me about their experiences with cartilage damage?
The history on this knee -
I ran my first half marathon in October. I LOVED it and completed in 2hrs11. I rested for a week as I wanted to let my body recover etc, and then I went on holiday. As I was putting my suitcases down, with knees bent, something 'twinged' very sharply in the outside of my left knee, very painful but then went. Then as I took some steps forward, I found my knee felt sore and very uncomfortable. There was no swelling or heat at any time. I continued to hobble round on holiday but tried not to do too much.
Fast forward 2 weeks of doing nothing in the hope that it would heal, I'm still in pain, whilst walking, not at rest, but it is intermittant. I went to the doctor who just told me to rest and come back in 2 weeks. Great. I have an active job and normally run, cycle and horse ride every week. Stopped all of that and went bored out of my brain!
Went back to doc, they had no idea what it was and sent me a hospital referral.
Wait a few more weeks to get hospital appointment and see a physio who bends and twists my knee in all kinds of weird ways. When they compared it with my right knee, I could really see how kind of 'clunky', stiff and grindy my left knee was, like there was a lot of resistance
Conclusion: NHS Physio said it 'may' be cartilage damage or possibly damage/wear behind the knee cap. Treatment: rest. If not better in 6 months, come back, and they will do an MRI scan and see if it needs an op. At this moment in time, I sooo wish I had private medical insurance. They have not referred me for phsio or anything.
Fantastic. I have entered the Brighton marathon, wanted to raise loads of money for charity etc... very down.
Has anyone come back fighting from this kind of thing?