Hi all I wonder if any one can offer any advice.
About September October 2020 I was working away and long hours so running kind of petered out.
Never been a big runner it was just some exercise me and my wife could do together at a similar level so really enjoyed it. O ly 3 or so times a week, usually 3 to 4 miles, occasionally 6.
Started running in 2006 so reasonably used to it.
Anyway, Jan 2021 ish I started having pain in my right knee. Bottom of the knee cap down the tendon and to the shin. Lots of googleing later and runners/jumper's knee overuse injury figured it was a little odd as I hadn't run for 6 months at this point but rested it as much as I could but was climbing Pasma towers of other rigging so needed to use it.
This was becoming increasingly painful, anything up or down stairs hurt.
Again work got in the way so I just put up with it until I noticed the tear drop shaped muscle on the inside of my painful knee was WAY smaller than the left side. Pretty much wasting away as I have been guarding and not using that leg properly. After lots of none appointments with the docs (telephone Only) I got sent for an MRI.
This is the result.
The posterior aspect of the proximal patellar tendon near its insertion with inferior pole of patella appears thickened and shows increased signal with associated bone marrow oedema in patella-suggestive of patella tendonitis.
There is mild contour irregularity with increased signal with the patella articular cartridge involving the lateral facet and median ridge - suggestive of grade II chondromalacia patella.
The quadriceps tendon appear normal.
The menisci, cruciate ligaments and collateral ligaments appear normal.
The tibiofemoral joint space and articulate cartridge appear normal.
No significant joint effusion.
Patella tendonitis (jumper's knee)
Grade II chondromalacia patella.
Anyone else had similar and what can be done about it, don't see how it can be an overuse injury now nearly 2 years later my work is far less physical, I haven't run for 2 years if I try is pretty painful to run and blooming painful the next day.
I cant do any type of squat lunge or leg extension to build that muscle back up, as it's way too painful. About the only cardio I do now is walking.
Would love to get back too it, I'm only 52 so was hoping to be running a fair while longer.
Any advice help hints would be great.
Sorry for the long read, hope my grammar and punctuation isn't too bad 😁