Injury update

I saw an orthopaedist today, Dr. Mark Con­nell at Wash­ing­ton Orthopaedics and Sports Med­i­cine. The appoint­ment served to rule out arthri­tis and bone chips or other frag­ments in my knee. I was X-​​rayed for this pur­pose. The doc­tor con­firmed that I had some swelling and fluid in my knee. He asked that I get an MRI to look at the car­ti­lage and check for hair­line frac­tures in the bone. I was able to get to a MRI ser­vice lab in the same build­ing and have the films in hand. I wish I could read them, which would remove most of my concern.

Dr. Con­nell told me that I could resume phys­i­cal exer­cise as long as the knee did not hurt, though it would prob­a­bly be bet­ter to focus on low-​​impact aer­o­bic exer­cise, rather than get­ting back to run­ning now. Ice and ibupro­fen were all that I needed to relieve any pain.

So far, the pain has been ebbing daily since I started icing the knee in the evenings.