One side of your knee? Inside or outside? If it's outside, then try googling IT Band syndrome, (ITB syndrome) and see if your symptoms match.
Sorry Nicola, I don't have first hand experience. Think you need to search this forum for one of the hundreds of threads on this topic.
If I remember right, physio can help - as can stretching and foam rollers. Sometimes physio can provide a rapid cure but more often it sounds like a niggly thing that is hard to shake off. Like I say, no first hand experience, so my memory of those threads might be unreliable. Good luck with it.
... although, as I sit here, the outside of my right knee has just started pulling a bit !
TIme to get back to sleep!
I am currently having physio for ITB pain. It involves ultrasound to reduce the inflammation and some (very) vigourous massage to ease the tension in the ITB. In between sessions I have some stretches / other stuff to do (some imbalance has also been diagnosed, so dealing with that as well as it could be a contributing factor). I am recovering, but it's not a quick fix I'm afraid.
Hi Nicola. I had a similar problem with my right knee/leg last year and it turnt out it was ITBS. It was a nightmare as I could barely run or cycle a mile without feeling some pain.
After lots of Googleing, I tired various different exercises and bought myself a foam roller, which I use regularly now. The foam roller can be quite uncomforatble at first if you haven't used one before so be warned! I also had a deep tissue massage which was even more uncomfortable than the first use of the foam roller, however I was told that my ITB was very tight and the massage would help. Another physio I visited also used ultrasound on it, and with all of the above combined, as well as the all important REST, the pain and discomfort subsided and I was back running and cycling as normal.
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