- Nov 11th, 2019 at 11:15AM
So I need surgery. Saw the specialist last week and he said that
a) A Platelet Rich Plasma injection would not work on my meniscus. (the tear is in a zone that received very little blood supply so it's healing capacity is greatly reduced). :((
b) A cortisone injection would cover up the issue and make it worse over time.
c) The only solution is to have surgery to repair the tear, and maybe trim the meniscus.
Great. So this means some time on crutches, and then upto 3 months without any serious high impact exercise. He also said that squats, lunges, etc would be no go until I have healed 100%. Skipping and running are out of the window for now, so I need to find some alternative avenues for cardio. I am thinking that rowing may be the way forward.........or a stationary bike.
The good news is that all my attention will be focussed on my upper body for the foreseeable future! Anyway - gotta suck it up till Jan 2020 then get this thing sorted. Nothing is keeping me from the squat rack!
Ironically I have just bought some new f%^&g jump ropes!