I last ran in June. For all those with a true runners mentality, imagine those three months without running.
But I was a 'good girl' I did as my physio told me and went back every week at considerable cost to see her.
I was beginning to get suspicious that after three months I didn't feel any better and saw a different physio for a second opinion.
He massaged the muscle and said "Wow, this hasn't been done in a few years,". I had paid for it to be done 6 days previously, had even laid on the table and felt her pressing on the muscle, but that's ALL she had been doing.
My new physio tells me I can start running, gradually, again in three weeks and should have been running by July.
So, next time you get a new physio (even on recommendation as this lady was), check out their credentials first, it set me back £400 and has made my knee worse.
Of course now I'm just excited that I'll be back running again soon :-D