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The diagnosis by Dr. Luis Valenzuela from the Meds Clinic in Santiago de Chile, which stopped my 3 years and 21 days of running every day, was forceful:
«You obviously have internal femorotibial osteoarthritis, with degenerative tear of the internal meniscus. Also chondral injuries in the patella. There is bone edema of the medial femoral condyle and medial tibial plateau due to joint wear and overload.»
In simple words, the MRI results showed how badly I messed up my left knee, mainly due to a clear case of the fine line between stubbornness and stupidity.
In hindsight, I should have stopped running when the pain and discomfort began on March 15, 2023, but out of my stubbornness, rather than determination or discipline, I ran for 5 months in pain, first trying to reach the 1,000 day mark and then the 3 years.
The additional 21 days only confirmed my lack of good sense and probably made things worse.