As is the case with most things that cause us problems, the knee wasn't acting up today. There was some tenderness, but nothing too major, and I almost canceled at the last minute, but I decided it had been enough of a problem for long enough that I should go. A few x-rays and some stretches later, and we have a diagnoses.
Basically, it's nothing serious yet, but if not treated it could cause problems. The doctor said I may also have lost some cartilage, but that's no concern at this point. For now, I have a few physical therapy appointments, and a patellar strap to wear whenever I'm standing.
|This is not my leg, but it is what my strap looks like.|
Oh, and in case you're wondering what could cause patellar tendinitis: It's generally caused by repetitive motions like jumping, running, or biking, but there could be other contributing factors such as wide hips (thank you to my baby-making hips), or hyper-extension (apparently I do this a little too). Also, don't tell the doc, but I think that having dogs run into your legs multiple times a day could be a contributing factor. :) Either way, let's hope I'm up and running again soon!