Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Journey of the Knee

Today, my little half hour with the manual therapist went well.

Through this whole 5 month odyssey with knee injury, this is the first person who expressed interest my actual running. As I ran on a treadmill, she pointed out several accommodations I am making because of the pain. I am hopeful that I can run more efficiently and with less pain.

The first sports doctor I saw seemed to me to be angry and his referral to a therapist was strictly to assign exercises.
The current referral is for a manual therapist which, by title does imply something more. The hands on therapy is theraputic and instructive.

Two days ago in the 5K race, the pain that bothered most was some IT band pain. Today's session may help. Too bad I can't get another appointment for a month.

Hope springs eternal. I love the walk/running I do with Sweet Pea, and don't want to give it up.

Thanks for all the good comments and caring.

It is apple time in the yard of some family members.


ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, need to be careful about creating new injuries as a result of compensating for pain. Sounds like the current therapist is one top of things.

The apples look yummy!

Unknown said...

Sounds like you are finally working with someone that will help you through this. Too bad you can't get in again sooner!

Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) said...

I'm glad you found a doc that "gets it". I know exactly what you mean about not wanting to give it up and I firmly believe you won't have to.

Nat said...

I hope things stay on track. You will be back running before you know it!

Dori said...

Keep up the good work! You'll get there. Have you looked into Chi running? Chris Fuller in St. Paul is a certified instructor. Might be worth looking into.

rocketpants said...

It is a blessing to find someone who is willing to listen, to look and to consider all options. Injuries are frustrating and hopefully with this new doctors help you will be on the mend quicker.

Beth said...

I'm glad that you are finally working with someone who is making some progress. I'm glad you are persistant and are getting the care you need.

peter said...

Hang in there Sunshine! I hope the therapy helps. I'm glad you're still out there!

Elaine Merrill said...

Hang in there. I know you will run again. All my best to you!