Apologies for resurrecting an older thread but I'd just like to know how or if you managed to resolve this problem since I'm having the EXACT same issues you describe in your first post.
My pain only occurs when walking for longer than about 5 minutes, but other than that, there is absolutely no pain or problem with it. I can perform bodyweight squats, walk up or down stairs, there's no pain at all when I prod or poke the knee, in fact I can be as rough with it as I like without feeling even the slightest twinge of pain! But should I walk on it for 5 minutes or so then I'll begin to feel something then if I continue walking for about 10 to 15 minutes I'll basically end up limping in - if not agony then reasonably - severe pain.
From my utterly amateur, internet based self diagnosis it looks to me like some kind of low grade medial ligament tear, but I'd love to hear some follow up info from someone who has already experienced this issue!
Yep that was an annoying injury. In the end I rested for about a month (maybe 6 weeks) then I started cycling and it was fine. Soon after that I started running again and just stopped if I felt it coming back again. So I'm afraid the cure is to just rest it, but be safe in the knowledge that it will heal completely after a month or two.
Also, I know this sounds ridiculous, and maybe it was all in my head, but I find that I run and walk with my feet in a 'duck stance' (i.e. pointing outwards). Someone suggested concentrating on walking with toes pointing forwards and think this actually helped. Or, more probably, it was a placebo. Either way thought I'd throw it out there.
Good luck recovering!
Thanks for the reply, good to know you recovered from this!
Think I might do a similar thing with the placement of my feet when I walk, I'll have to train myself out of that bad habit, along with ice and a bit of rest.
Thanks once more!
Guys, I'm having this problem now and I rested for 3 weeks and as soon as I start running, I get the pain on my left knee!
Any suggestions? I will be running a marathon by next week and as it stands, I won't be able to run more than 2 miles pain free!!
I know you don't want to hear it but rest was the only cure for me. Wouldn't want to be running a marathon on it that's for sure. I suppose you could give it a go, but accept the fact you may have to retire after a mile or so. Either that or give it a test run a few days beforehand.
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