Knee pain

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Morning ladies.

Getting a little concerned with knee pain now. I've never had a problem with my knees before but now my left one is playing up. I can't pinpoint what I did to cause it but one morning it was just there. It hurt the day before doing heavy squats so that's my best bet, but it could also have been caused by kneeling on concrete and doing stretches (it wasn't very comfortable when I did it).

From the breif research I have done it seams runners knee is a "dull ache underneath the knee cap". However my pain is more of a sharp pain, directly below the knee cap. If you put your fingers under the bottom of the knee cap you can feel the soft area between it and (I assume) the top of the tibia.

Planning on icing and heating over the next few days. But tips are welcome. You may notice I have PRMC in 5 weeks :(

Thanks

Ps. Just to add. It seams that the pain is there when I begin activity. But as the area warms up it goes away. Stairs aggravate it.
 

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I had the same symptoms and was diagnosed with patella tendinitis
 

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Isn't tendonitis an issue that occurs over time?

On the assumption it is that, and hopefully not very bad, how do you suggest I go about treating and rehabilitating it? I can step my training down, but not stop it.

I did rest it over the weekend and it felt loads better yesterday. But the BMF session and cycle aggravated it.

I am not able to cycle without pain either. Does that sound familiar?

Cheers mate
 

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I've got similar and calf issues as well but i think i did mine doing power cleans. Rested for about 3 weeks and my knee seems fine now but my calf is still playing up
 

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If it hasn't come over time it could be knee tendon bursitis, inflammation just under the kneecap and down the front of your leg.

Did something just pop or has it taken a knock?
 

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Nah nothing like that.

A week ago sun I did: cycle, BMF, swim, hill sprints and then weighted squats. During the squats it was hurting. Next day it hurt to walk up and down stairs. Took it easy last week and yesterday it felt fine, so did BMF and a cycle and today it feels worse.
 

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Nah nothing like that.

A week ago sun I did: cycle, BMF, swim, hill sprints and then weighted squats. During the squats it was hurting. Next day it hurt to walk up and down stairs. Took it easy last week and yesterday it felt fine, so did BMF and a cycle and today it feels worse.
If you find out what this is let me know.. sounds identical to me and so far the physios havent been able to sort it out.
 

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Sure. Seeing how it goes. Been popping lots of ibuprofen and yesterday night kept alternating ice and heat therapy.

This morning it feels a lot better. Managed to cycle to the train station. See how it develops though, yesterday it got worse throughout the day.
 

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Sure. Seeing how it goes. Been popping lots of ibuprofen and yesterday night kept alternating ice and heat therapy.

This morning it feels a lot better. Managed to cycle to the train station. See how it develops though, yesterday it got worse throughout the day.
I actually put a big portion of it down to footwear. I had some reebok zignanos or something to start with and i dont think they offered enough support so i went to 'sweatshop' to get my gait analysed, they then offered me the stability shoe adidas response trainer. I used these for about 2-3 weeks and then my knee pain started. My theory is that before in my reeboks i was rolling too much and these stability shoes stop my foot from rolling at all hence making a lot more pressure on my knee. My friends a podiatrist and im going to see her for advice as i think the best option is a neutral shoe with the custom insoles, im just not prepared to spend big again until i know theyre right.

I think your issue is similar. My symptoms are mainly after running and resting.. i get it below the kneecap and as if its the connection point between the shinbone and patella tendon. If you push in and down onto the bone its tender, not painful.. similar with other knee but not as bad. I have my prmc in 9 weeks so i want it sorted aswell, funny thing is i have never had any probs with my knee or legs before but ever since switching to 'SPECIALIST' trainers i now do.. should've stuck to the old astroturf footy boots!
Lemme know how it goes fella.. for me i took 2 weeks off and had a 3 milers yesterday with no issues until after, altho i am using a patella strap to try reduce likelihood of any niggles whilst running.
 

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Thanks mate. I too use support trainers - asics though.

I was looking into knee supports. Might try it.
 

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Check out the post i loaded up today in the training and diet section about injury prevention training, there is a video done by navy seals about how to prevent knee pain and i think you will find it useful
 

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Just had a look... mostly about stretches which i was really neglecting to start with but hes right it makes such a difference especially your quads.
Never thought about strengthening my hip muscles though, interesting stuff, thanks!
 
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