I’ve experienced a small feeling of pain in my left knee in certain positions for a couple of weeks now, nothing extreme but it’s been enough to annoy me at times. ”Take care of it, before it becomes a problem”, is something I try to live by. And after being treated by a naprapath without success he was concerned that it might be some kind of injury to the meniscus, and advised me to seek a medical opinion and get the knee scanned.
So I got an appointment today with my general practitioner here in Falun after the holidays. He is just great! Understanding, dedicated and takes my concerns seriously. The examination of the meniscus does not point to any injury at this time. He sent me to the hospital for an x-ray aswell, and everything was just fine. Which was a great relief to hear!
Right now our best bet is muscle overload. I can’t remember ever having trouble with overload before, so this is all new to me even if it probably is a common problem for certain athletes. I’ve been advised to take a couple of days rest from training, advise I will follow.
It makes sense though, I’ve increased my traininghours this winter to an all-time-high and I’ve been using my new winterbike with a different Q-factor than I’m used to for the most part of my training. I’m not sure but that might contribute to my problems, I’ll start up training again on the ergometer and/or another bike and take it from there and see how it feels.
Good news for my knee! A couple of days resting won’t scew up my training at this point in the season either! It is a no-brainer to cancel the 193,4 km I have left of the starting 500 km in the festive.
And I’ve got to praise the Swedish primary healthcare system again, it’s amazing at times!
I have kind of enjoyed writing these posts in English the last few days to be honest, I might continue writing in English even if the Festive is over for me. This site needs a makeover anyway, I’ve got a few ideas. Actually I am in a desperate need of a makeover too.
My personal look right now is kind of: ”Ride my bike alot, ignore need of haircut and grow a ”beard”, then see what happens with the tiny shred of sexappeal I once had”.
Pretty much the definition of a selfinflicted look.