Friday, 25 March 2016

Dear Mrs. Insertional Patellar Tendonitis

Date: Friday March 25, 2016


 Mrs. Insertional Patellar Tendonitis
Currently taking temporary residence in Lisa Leskien’s left knee

                Many attempts have been made to vacate you from the premises.  You are herby notified to vacate the premises described above within (3) days of the date of delivery of this notice to you.  Your lease was terminated when you failed to allow Lisa to run without nagging, annoying pain.  You have been highly disruptive to her training and racing schedule and therefore your immediate eviction is necessary.  If you fail to vacate the premises within this period, court proceedings will be taken  IMMEDIATELY to evict you from the premises.

Lisa Leskien



  1. I feel your pain on this one- I've been dealing with the same thing for about 10 months, and it's been one of the most frustrating running injuries I've had since it's been so hard to shake. I've found the most effective treatment is acupuncture & Graston, and I sort of manage it with keep my runs low intensity and wearing CEP patellar straps. If you find anything that really seems to help please let me know! Good Luck! Erin McDougall

  2. Hi Erin,
    I'm sorry to hear that you're going through the same thing. For me, it's been about 7 months. I have made some progress with LOTS of physio and strengthening, but it hasn't been a linear healing process. Lots of setbacks, and flare-ups, and just pain-in-the-ass behaviour. I feel for you too. I have tried a lot of different things (physio, ART, taping, anti-inflammation diet, acupuncture, massage, lower mileage). I have never had anything that is this hard to get rid of. For me there has been no magic formula - if I come across one, I'll let you know - then I'll market it and make all the moneys :) Best of luck with it, let me know if you come across some patellar tendinitis-healing magic out there!