physio said not to run :(
Just got back from seeing the physio - apparently I am not 'mechanically built for running'
It would seem that I have knock knees and that I overpronate quite badly. I've only been running since May, but I love it. Now I've been told that if I keep running I'm likely to need my knees replaced at some point
I've already got some degenerative changes in my knees (and lots of pain - hence physio appt.), but damn it, I want to run!! I'm doing a 5k for charity on Sunday, and was planning on a half in October...
I want to cry
Poor you. But don't cry.
What treatment did the physio give you?
And have you had a gait analysis in a running shop so they can fit you with the correct shoes to support your over-pronation?
My physio would probably tell you we're all not built for running...
Don't give up just yet Sarah...
I'm not biomentrically suited to running and I think that half the people out there running are the same.
What a nice physio you have.
My physio works with my wonky knees and hips.... and feet...... and ankles.
I do strengthening exercises and stretches and when running I concentrate on my form.
I've tried orthotics but I dont get on with them so my fizz and I have worked on my weaknesses and we have managed to work around this.
Go and see a more sympathetic fizzy, one who is prepared to work with you and get you out running.
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How awful for you (((( )))))
Take no notice! You read of ppl who overcome much worse aillments who get back running, it's a case of how determined you are. Find someone else for another opinion I've been round the houses a bit and ended up with a brilliant chiropractor who sorted me out. Trying orthotics might help - your GP should refer you on the NHS. There's learning pose or chi running to try too.
Have a cry then dust yourself down and get on with getting fixed
This was a second opinion I don't want to be one of those people who just finds someone who says what I want them to say. And the truth is, running does make my knees much worse... I keep going because I like it, and I think it's something I could actually be quite good at.
I haven't got special shoes (being a poor student, I'm having to save up ) so that will probably help (I hope). I was told I need to strengthen my quads and glutes, and that I should take up swimming or cycling...
Just because it is a second option it still does not mean that you can't run. It just means that you have been unlucky and seen two unsympathetic fizzys.
Sarah - that sounds awful poor you. I'm so sorry.
However - cycling and swimming are also brilliant and there are lots of events to get involved with and loads of swish kit to collect so all is not lost.
(Plus I'm sure you can still run a bit - hope so.)
My uni teaches a physio degree - fizzy students everywhere! Might try for a third opinion...
I've always fancied being a pirate... but thinking of the distances I can manage, I think I'm more like a sick parrot...
I guess I could start saving up for a decent bike instead
The trainers, when you can afford them will help with the overpronating & probably the pain in your knees to some degree. Dont give up hope hun, a decent fizzy will give you exercises to do to compensate for any weaknesses that are causing problems with your running.
I got the details for the one I see out of my local running shop, might be worth asking around.
Think I'll definitely ask my GP about orthotics. Anything that might help is worth a go.
Sarah, I'm knock-kneed, over-pronate (so much so that I ruptured a tendon, just by being flat-footed), have had years of netball-caused injuries, am old and ugly, was told that I should give up running and I'm doing my first HM on Sunday.
Don't give up, if I can do it and I'm a lot older than you (), then I'm sure you can. I do exercise to strengthen weak muscles, stretching to loosen tight muscles and Pilates for core strength. I wear orthotics all the time because I need to.
I started slowly and am taking it easy. I'm now seriously considering going the full hog and training for a marathon. If/when I do, it will be slowly, but I'd rather get there slowly than not at all.
You might need to wear orthotics - as Cake says, try local running clubs for recommendations to physios and podiatrists who work with runners - they'll understand you better and will work with you to get you running.
Do get a second opinion...also am a single parent..and I had problems with only one knee(thank goodness)....BUT, i did some xtra work...got fitted for£85 trainers..and my knee has never been sore since..I knw its expensive..but if u love somthing then u will try ure best to make it right...
P.S. we lived on beans and toast for a few days!!!
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