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Posted by Tommie B in sport injuries

sorry for the rant, getting the negative off my chest....

Brand New here, so far so good, I like.  I went through a life change two years ago.  I dropped 60 pounds, got addicted to running and biking (swimming to a point).  Mostly Running.  Got into several shorter (Sprint Tri's).  Anyway, while training one morning, I injured my Rt. knee.  4 weeks before the Indianapolis Mini Marathon, I was devistated.  Went to the docs, good news was, they didn't think anything was torn.  severe swelling, and pain, they said bursitis. They put me through electro theropy, three times a week, and cleared me to run the mini. (1/2 marathon), but advised me to take it easy. and not to run off of curbs, and what not.  I participated and with all the excitement, I ended up running about 10 miles or so of it.  That was not a good thing.  So back to the doctor again, still nothing serious, just needed to take some time off.  I did, all last year, I could not run more that a half mile.  Life got in the way, the pain went away. I also coach Girls softball, and I had about 4 teams I was working with.  So I really didn't take the time to train anyway.  This winter I decide to go back to the doc to see if I can get this problem taken care of during the off season.  Doc told me I needed to lose about 25 pounds before they would look further, I tried to explain how I had lost 60 (but gained about 30 back) and how I had done that, but she wanted me to try that first.  So I started back running agian in January 2012.  Well I am 176 miles into this year and knee is doing it again.  Tuesday I go in to docs, and they are going to drain the fluid and do an injection.  The reason for this long drawn out story, is why couldn't they just done this when I wanted to.  Here I am right smack dab in the middle of training for the mini again, and now I have to stop for something I wanted done in December of last year.  Uggh.  Sorry for the long post, has anyone ever been through something like this?  and has anyone ever had bursitis in their knees?

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Interesting history which would appear to illustrate a number of issues around sports injuries. 1 complete rest is very rarely the answer to treating sports injuries. Modifications to a training programme may be beneficial, but as you have illustrated complete break usually results in loss of motivation etc. 2 the injury to knee really depends on ensuring the correct diagnosis. Bursitis would result in very localised swelling to the knee. Generalised swelling would suggest an injury within the knee joint itself. Common bursitis would include that to th outer aspect of the knee ( from the ITB), or the front of the knee ( pre patellar bursitis). If the swelling is more generalised then episodes of giving way or locking of the knee become important and would suggest menical injury etc. Localisation of the pain can also help. 3 not all doctors are experienced in sports injuries and. So delays in diagnosis do occur. Often good to find an experienced doctor in the field. Hope this is helpful

Posted by Julian R on 11 March 2012 at 11:36 AM

Interesting history which would appear to illustrate a number of issues around sports injuries. 1 complete rest is very rarely the answer to treating sports injuries. Modifications to a training programme may be beneficial, but as you have illustrated complete break usually results in loss of motivation etc. 2 the injury to knee really depends on ensuring the correct diagnosis. Bursitis would result in very localised swelling to the knee. Generalised swelling would suggest an injury within the knee joint itself. Common bursitis would include that to th outer aspect of the knee ( from the ITB), or the front of the knee ( pre patellar bursitis). If the swelling is more generalised then episodes of giving way or locking of the knee become important and would suggest menical injury etc. Localisation of the pain can also help. 3 not all doctors are experienced in sports injuries and. So delays in diagnosis do occur. Often good to find an experienced doctor in the field. Hope this is helpful

Posted by Julian R on 11 March 2012 at 4:34 PM

I have been having Knee trouble, ten or tweleve years ago i torn the cartiledge in my left kee (bucket handle tear) had an operation to clean it and fix it up, i did this playing football (Soccer). a few months ago i was playing indoor cricket and the next day i had soreness and swelling on my knee again and it has been like that for a few months. by the sounds of it i may have what you have, i tried to go football training two and a half weeks ago and my knee has been sore and swollen since.

Posted by Kris S on 22 May 2012 at 12:21 PM

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