Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I did have to wait 2 hours to be seen. He was running really late. I did fall asleep in the waiting room too.
The person who took me back, gave me X-Rays.
The PA came in and thought I'd need an MRI. I have loose knee caps. All the pounding could easily knock some cartilage loose.
I was asking questions and he said not to worry that the PA would go over everything again. But she didn't. And I forgot because when someone came in telling me to check out and get paperwork I just thought I'd get something there.
I am to rest for 4-5 days. I clarified asking total rest or non impact exercises. He said total rest.
I am to take Naproxen for 10 days (or Advil or Alieve but I have Naproxen)
The only cardio he recommends for awhile is something in a pool. He mentioned swimming, kicking holding onto a buoy, running in water, or acqua jogging.
We talked about shoes and then I mentioned my orthotics. He said my stiff orthotics are the worst kind for runners but podiatrists tend to really like them. I need to wean myself off of using them. I'm getting different orthotics from him.
We talked about shoes and stitching in shoes which I had never ever thought about before in my life.
I have to start Physical Therapy. 2 times a week for 4 weeks.
I have to ice my knee using a dixie cup and doing an ice massage instead of just icing it. Electric stimulation (e-stim, or eletrotherapy) will be used too. A few other things were mentioned but I forget. He mentioned 3 stretches to do for it and all three are stretches I do regularly.
"We will try our best to get you ready to run [the marathon] but it doesn't look promising" is what he said at one point.
Circled for exercise program is hip AB/ER, core strengthening, ITB.
For Therapeutic exercises checked is isometrics, closed chain, PNF/Proprioceptive training, and then beside Aquatic Therapy it has "indep."
For Modalities, he wrote distal ITB and checked Iontopheresis or phonophoresis and ice massage.
At the bottom is has patient's next office visit an I can't figure out what that says.
See below for what I can't decipher. Do you have any guesses?
I wasn't really told a specific diagnosis. I guess based on this PT prescription it is tendonitis and something I can't read.
The pictures are of my x-rays. Before I left the room I got out my phone and took a picture of the x-ray on the screen. I then clicked through to see the other views. Of course today I forgot my camera so I had to use my phone. Around 9:00, I had realized I forgot it and I wondered where it was.
Well there you have it.
So my first marathon will be the marathon that never happened.