I had my eleventh physiotherapy appointment today. Tim checked out my knees and right shin and noticed:
- Swelling in right knee and shin
- “Clicking” in both knees. This “clicking” is not good news, because we thought we had the left knee sorted out. Apparently not.
- Lower and mid back were pretty much seized up again.
He looked at me woefully and said, “Sorry, Sarah… You gotta rest. I thought you were ready to do the run/walk program, but it doesn’t look that way.”
I got a back full of needles… then a shin full of needles, followed by explicit instructions not to run and not to overstress my back muscles (since they’re connected to my legs and all…)
I was told that I could try the elliptical machine, but chances are… I’ll be back in the pool again.
I did try the elliptical today for about 30 minutes... Kept the resistance low and speed reasonable. (Rob the runner wouldn't even consider it a warm-up, I'm sure!) Anyway, everything was fine and I was thinking, "This feels all right! I can do this!"
Then, as if my magic, my shin swelled up so it looked more like my thigh.
sigh..... (I am icing it as I write this...)
See the sports med specialist on Thursday. I’ll update again then.
Anyone else out there ever have patellofemoral syndrome last this long? Or shin pain? Just wondering... !