I'm training for a marathon, done 4 half marathons before but never a full one and my left patella is giving me problems. A physiotherpist says it's positional so I'm using strapping but not finding it successful. There's brace's available but don't know how good they are? I've looked at the Mueller Max Knee Strap??? Also is Levotape (blue tape) any good?
Thanks Chieffy, I also saw a physio and have been told a similar thing that my right quad's bigger than my left and have exercises to do. But in the meantime I've got to keep training...without pain! Did you use any strapping?
I didn't but I was probably just being overly cautious by going to the doctor and maybe as it was in the early stages the increased mileage helped to build the muscle back up anyway and sort of cured itself. Someone with expert knowledge may come along and say that's a load of rubbish though! This might help:
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