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Monday, April 24, 2006

Weekend Me-Knee Update v3.0

Doc replied my email and said that my knee conditions are known as
  1. Chondromalacia Patella of the left knee,
  2. medial collateral ligament sprain, and
  3. medial collateral capsule sprain

He also added the sweetest 2 words I've heard in recent times: NO SURGERY. I was so happy when I received his reply that I wanted to jump for joy (until I remembered that I better not jump for joy lest my knee becomes worst!)

I didn't run over the weekend but I biked on early Saturday morning from home to Lim Chu Kang via Mandai, Neo Tiew, Lim Chu Kang and then u-turn back to Sungei Buloh to meet dad in time for the launch of his art exhibition there. I've got to admit that I haven't ridden since the Duathlon and I've had spinning classes in between. My average speed has improved from 30kmph to about 34kmph over long distances. I'm quite happy with that. This despite the fact that I was wearing the knee sleeve to protect my knee cap (scientific n: patella).

There wasn't any pain or discomfort of the knee until when I woke up on Sunday morning. I wasn't too sure if it was due to the long distance biking or long duration of standing when Ros and I were preparing for the BBQ dinner the night before (Saturday).

Anyway I went swimming on Sunday afternoon as well and I didn't feel the discomfort.

The only times I felt discomfort were at night and when I just wake up. Is it rheumatism? Arthritis? Need to report to Doc when I meet him for a review tomorrow.

Till then... still no running.


Whelan said...

hmm cmp.. got try glucosamine? its supposed to help.. but the results only show up after awhile...

Chelonia Munnster said...

yes bro! I'm on a 'strict diet' of 1000mg glucosamine a day. hey where are you at training?

Whelan said...

me? been slacking off for around the past 2 months. Been training with the NUS people.. I joined the Biathlon team as there isnt a triathlon team, but most of us do tri so we do cycle together.. got stuff mus jio leh.. now hols liao, so got time to ride

chenmey said...

Hi.I happen to stumble across your blog while googling for recommended sports doc. I've been diagnose with runner's knee (chondromalacia patella) 4 months ago. I saw 2 sports doc but wasn't satisfied with the answers.
Since you have seen Dr Low and from the looks of it, your knee is doing fine, I would like to ask your opinion on him. Is he good at treating runner's knee(i noe it sounds quite dumb given that u r still running happily,but i've been disappointed by the 2 docs and is quite skeptical).
Your opinion would be greatly appreciated. :)
thanks. by the way, i'm chen mey and i can be contacted at