It’s been nearly three months since I damaged my knee. Recently I’ve been to a sports physio, mainly to get a programme of rehab exercises. For the last three weeks I’ve been doing strengthening exercises for the muscles supporting and controlling my knee. I definitely feel stronger and will keep doing them in the longer term. I still feel a little instability and the odd twinge, especially if I twist my knee.
The physio said the main issue is the meniscus in my knee rather than the ligament. Without a scan it’s difficult to know, but it looks like it’s only the outer part which means it should heal properly. The outer part has a blood supply, whereas the inner doesn’t and is more of a problem. I’ve had no catching or clicking, so he’s fairly confident there’s not a tear.
I had planned to be on Dartmoor this weekend, but it seemed too risky. The physio said I should be cautious about doing too much too soon and that I should not try to do too much for a month or two after the discomfort has gone. If I feel ok, I will probably do a camper van trip in Sept and do some short walks. It’s all a bit frustrating but if I’m careful, I should make a full recovery. I’m glad I don’t need an operation. Hey, ho!