/ Knee injury advice
I just saw the doc and advice was to take it steady for a bit, take loads of ibuprofen, and see how it goes. Anyone else had anything similar (is it runner's knee??) and if so, how long did it take to mend? I'm off to the Alps in 7 days so ideally I'll be sorted by then if I just rest very thoroughly...?! I can always take it steady while I'm out there. In the mean time I'm icing, ibuprofening, and keeping my knee straight. Any other ideas? Long-term I know I need to up the strength work again- I circuit train and do gym work for 9 months of the year but over summer I sack it off and in my mind this is clearly the cause of it.
Go see a sports physio, there's not much GPs can do, though mine generally tells me to go see a sports physio when I have these kinds of problems.
I thought a GP could refer you to all sorts of health professionals such as consultants, physios, podiatrists and such like.
Normally I would go for physio but I don't think they'll get me booked in this week. The GP said with a bit of luck it should go away of its own accord but if not then I can come back to get referred for NHS physio (that's the first time I've been told that - I've usually just gone private).
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