It's been about 5 months since Denny kicked my knee. I did physiotherapy shortly after getting kicked, and by late August, I was right on track, about 90% healed, it seemed. My chiropractor/active release specialist, Ryan, gave me the go-ahead to start riding again. I did, and rode 3 times. After the third ride, my knee was buggered again, it hurt from the moment I stepped off Denny onwards.
Since then it's been crunchy, stairs have been yucky, and altogether, just almost like I was back to square one.
I have seen Ryan every week since I first got kicked. I saw him yesterday and first thing I told him was that it still hurts, it's still crunchy, and basically no improvements have been made.
He phoned the head physiotherapist at the University, and had a good long chat with him. The new theory on my knee is that the cartilage cap covering my tibia is starting to peel off. That would explain why I'm still having symptoms, and am not recovering, and why nothing significant (other than a great contusion) showed on my meniscus on the MRI. That last ride was the straw that broke the camel's back, basically.
I'm back to square one. No riding for an indefinite period of time. No squatting, no kneeling, no long walks even, so definitely no running, all in case that peels it off more.
It's a waiting game now, for a physio referral to the top clinic in the city, then from what I hear, surgery.
Has anyone else dealt with this? What was your experience? Any advice?
Basically, from what I understand, the articular cartilage is coming off...