Hi, Please be gently with me this is my first post!!!
since February i started gettin into running, well jogging! In April i bought proper trainers so as not to injure myself, then fell into the big mistake of doubling my normal run to around 9km just because my shoes were so comfy!!!! anyways, it felt really good so i then started to gradually build up from 9km. on one run though i began to feel a dull ache in my knee, so stopped and walked it and stretched it off a bit, this helped for probably another 1km then hurt even more......i hopped home!
i had 2 weeks of doing do running at all, when i started again i was fine, but a bit of an ache still. i got a support for my knee which helped a little until a few weeks ago when i barely managed 2km before i was limping. the pain would be pretty much gone if i walked until i started jogging again.
yesterday i went to a specialist.......she has said i have fluid under my knees, and that the muscles in my thigh in the affected knee side is tight even while my leg is at rest. there was also some misalignment she mentioned. she massaged, did medical laser treatment and magnetic therapy. she has said i wont be a marathon runner and that i will only manage short runs now which is the worst thing as i was training to do the Great Eastern Run in October for charity.
has anyone else had this sort of problem? by the sounds of things, other people use yoga techniques, does swimming help? what about special knee supports? i dont know the actual name of my problem but i thought all of the people on runners worlds opinions would be beneficial and hopefully inspirational. i really want to do this half marathon but not at the expense of having no knees left at the age of 23!
thanks in advance for your help xx
Posted: 25/07/2009 at 20:35