Pain in my knee

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I rececntly started running again (20mins mon and weds) but after my run on weds I got a real painful twinge on the outside of my left knee.
When I walk about or up and down stairs it feels like its cramping up but really sharply.I had the same type of pain in the middle of my right knee 2 years ago but much worse and couldnt walk properly for nearly 3months!! :shock:
Anyone got any advice as to how to get rid of this,bearing in my mind Im on my feet at work all day and walk there and back too.
Any stretches that could help?
Cheers.
 

JoePRMC

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Alryt mate

I had exactly the same problem a few weeks back, pain in the arse isnt it!

I kept applying frozen things to it of a night (frozen peas or somethin) and just rest for a few days. It really helped me!!

I think i got the problem from running in normal trainers which is a stupid thing to do, so i bought some new balance runners and ive never had the problem since.

Also I know it sounds obvious but make sure you stretch before and after runs!!

Ibroprufen also helps too !! haha

Good luck with training mate and hope your knee sorts itself out soon

All the best

Joe
 

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pain in knee

hi joe

the pain in your knee that your describing could be illio tibular band syndrome (not sure on the spelling) commonly called runners knee, 2 of the main problems are pain on the outer side of the knee and pain going up and down stairs. I had this problem when I was in RT and had to come out, as you don`t get much time to rest it can flare up beond control and nearly stop you walking, the good news is if you put ITSB in google there a few good websites to see if this sounds like your problem and stretches to do before going to CTC.

hope this helps

sooty
 

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i've had the same sort of problem with doing sports and waling up and down stairs eventually it got so bad i went to see a doctor. as soon as i sat down he said i had osgoodschlatters.... basically because of the speed your quadriceps (i think) is growing due to all the activity your tendon attaching your quads to your shins is stretched and it can b very painfull obviously! In some cases like mine a flake of bone can b ripped from *text deleted* shin *text deleted* of the amount the tendon is stretching and you get lumpy knee basically a lump below your knee cap where the bone has healed. I rested mine and after a week it had gone. i could play sports but had to be careful for the month after that i didnt strain it too much and stop if it hurt just slightly! sorry for running on but hope this might explain!
 

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I have pain in my knee right now as well. I think it's " runners knee ". Hurts to even walk or go up stairs. *text deleted* rest it for a week and just swim, and possibily get some Orthotics. Just really depressing me, cause I JUST got over achilles tendonitis, and now I have this, which is just got me in the dumps :(.
 

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i have the smae problem. I went to the physio and got told the same things mentioned above but i also have wake ligaments which resulted in a dislocated knee cap. the physio gave me some stretches and strengthening excercises and these really helped
 

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lads, i had a similar knee injury happen in AUGUST!! please please please make sure its rested properly, i kept saying i'll give it a week, then ran, and it got worse. then i gave it two weeks, ran and it got worse. then i rested a month, same thing happened. in the end ive had to have another two months rest and this time it seems fine. i've seen doctors physios, specialists, the lot. am still waiting for an mri scan, on february 23rd. due to me not resting this injury properly, i am 5 months behind where i want to be, and struggling to get the motivation back to where it was......REST, DO NOT RUSH BACK!!
 

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get a decent physio

hi guys,

since my last post above a new physio has opened up in my town, i rang him for a chat about my old injury from RT and i went to see him. He was great he got me on a running machine and videoed the way I walked and ran then analysed all the data.

It turns out that my runners knee was caused by the way i walk/run, won`t bore you with my details but, he also told me that most leg injuries that just come, i.e not brought on by a fall etc, are probably cause by the way you walk/run or a problem with your feet.

I now have a clear idea of how i need to be walking / running so on wards and upwards!!

I would definatley say get a bio mechanical examination, this is what it`s called. cost me 45 i was there 2 hrs and told me somthing that half the NHS and physios at CTC had never picked up.

he also told me most physios treat the problem rather than looking for the cause and without finding the route cause it will never go away. make sence

alot of running coaches i.e at your local running club should be able to assess your running, so he told me.

hope this helps guys

sooty
 

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It's strange, I had pain in my left knee too. I was running up hill the last 1/5th of a mile to my house (worst 1/5th of a mile you can imagine) and my knee popped, for the next 2 days it severely swelled up and went down. The doc had a feel with my knee told me to extend it and retract it, she said there was no cartlidge or ligament damage and that I should just do so thigh strengthening exercises and rest my knee for 6 weeks.

I started running again after 2 weeks (I'm a guy, seriously, what kinda guy takes advices and sticks to it?), I used a support for my fist 2 runs and after that ran with no support and now I feel fine.

Would anyone shine some light on the situation, what was the stuff that filled my knee? I'm pretty sure it was liquid because I could push it around and feel it swill around another part of my knee.

Ash
 
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