Hey Everyone -
I recently started training for a half marathon several months back. I had no history of running and started out running a mile per day with no trouble for a month. I moved up to 2 - 3 miles in month two - also no problems. One day I chose to run 5 miles and noticed discomfort on the right side of knee. It was most painful walking down stairs the following day. After a day or so the pain was no longer apparent while walking. Since then I would begin to get the same pains after the first mile. The pain became progressively worse the longer I ran, until it was impossible for me to actually continue.
I recall it being less consistant, whereas now I'll notice the pain within the first mile every time. This is even after several weeks of no running. I've spent countless hours researching the problem and have had any success finding problems that match the exact symptoms.
To clarify - it's definitely the Fibula head (behind it) where I applied pressured where I noticed any (but not much) pain when trying to locate the source.
If I'm sitting down, it's the second ball on the right side of my knee that is more center to the right side of the leg (I'm assuming my anatomy there is accurate?)
probably due to tightness in your IT band, i believe a lot of outside knee pain is caused by this. You may like to try massaging your IT band with a foam roller.
Sounds like IT band to me too, sounds very similar to the kind of pain I feel when mine plays up. Google iliotibial band stretches, you'll probably fiond that the one that looks liek you're trying not to wee yourself is the one that helps the most and investing in a foam roller will probably be a good idea. You may find that the pain travels up your thigh and in to your hip. If thats the case you really need to work on that ITB. I ended up with an iliac haematoma thanks in part to not stretching my ITB properly or consistently (and because of wearing the wrong shoes in conjunction with a dreadful training pattern).
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