just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Originally Posted by edzo
you will need to stay in touch with your doctors.
you can train hard and feel great, knee feels terrific and you are
perfrming better than ever, then one year later blam your
knee will be the size of a basketball
do not ask for advice on the internets about YOUR knee
the only real answer is stay off it until your doctor says you
can use it
I guess this must have happened to you, edzo. The obvious thing is whatever you did to make this happen, don't do it anymore. My personal restrictions, not my doctor's: no more max weights at the gym, no more speedwork at the gym, no more running. The thing about orthopods is that they're carpenters. Most of them don't know doodly about the effects of cycling on rehab. You might get lucky and find one who cycles or who has frequent patients who do. I can't count the number of times I've had seriously bad advice from doctors on orthopedic issues. Unbelievably bad advice.
After my achilles tendon repair I was told I'd never run, hike or ride hard again.
My wife's shredded gastrocenemius (I think) tendon was diagnosed for a year as tendonitis. She was told to take stronger drugs.
My chrondomalacia was diagnosed as "loose patella" and I was told to avoid physical activity involving my legs.
My torn meniscus was diagnosed as tendonitis, and I was told to exercise less.
My forearm tendonitis was diagnosed as "chronic" and I was told to apply for disability. (I'm self-employed
All the these things were 100% wrong.