At week 4D1 my good knee gave out apparently it is called Patellar tendinitis "Jumpers Knee" it is really painful. I have been doing the RICE (rest, ice,compression,elevation) treatment is there any other things I should be doing? And can anyone give me a basic outline on how long recovery may be?
Thanks a ton!
Started CT5K 10.18.2010
1st 5K 01.29.2011 PR 00.33.40
This is not an uncommon injury in runners. Runners knee. I can't tell you how long it will take to recover, but take it easy. Don't rush it.
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Yes, I was hobbled with it -- I had increased mileage too quickly and ignored the initial discomfort. You can buy jumper's knee straps for a few bucks -- immediate pain relief for me. Walgreens and such businesses have them.
I saw a sports medicine professional for my runner's knee, had the contributing factors assessed, got treatment, exercises, recovery plan, and am back to running.
I currently am recovering from pes anserine bursitis of my left knee and you are right - it is really painful. I injured it in W3 of C25K, took 5 days off, tried to run again and reinjured it. I have been on a steroid dose pack, prescription NSAIDS and out of work 2 days to rest it up. Today is the first day I've been able to get out of bed pain free since the initial injury several weeks ago. It has been a bear for me to get over, but I feel like I'm finally on the mend. I tell you all this to encourage you to rest it, ice it and hit it hard with NSAIDS. A PA I work with is big in running, has been the sport PA for many professional runners and the advise he gave me was Ice mult times daily, Motrin around the clock, and strengthening excercises for the quads - Good luck -
Kristy in NC
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