Runners Knee I think!

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21/10/2002 at 14:19

I have been suffering from knee pain in recent weeks. It starts with slight discomfort behind the Kneecap, and get progressively more painful during a run. The pain also ends up along the out side of my leg just below the knee. The discomfort normally goes after a couple of days. Is this Runners Knee? Will rest do the trick or do I need help?
21/10/2002 at 15:25
TSR

I would suggest seeing a chartered physio. They can work wonders with knees, often relatively quickly. I speak from experience! (Shame they can't to the same for hernias.....!)

Best wishes

H-R
21/10/2002 at 15:28
Are they expensive? The wife thinks I spend too much on my running already!
21/10/2002 at 15:32
I think you'd be looking at around £30 for an initial consultation. This should be money well spent as they should be able to diagnose the problem, maybe ultra-sound it and then give you various targeted strengthening and stretching exercises. Definitely worth a go.
21/10/2002 at 16:23
It's sounds like what is needed is a good stretch, before you part with any money.

My experience is all sports specialists will advise a vigourous stretching program. Most people, including myself do not stretch enough and it is surprising how 20 minutes a day can pay big dividends. Concentrate on the hamstrings and the ITB and after 2-3 weeks of stretching and no running start again gently.

Also, check the running shoes are OK. If still getting trouble then you might have to stretch the wallet as well.
21/10/2002 at 18:10
I am having similar troubles so when the magic pill comes along count me in, otherwise I would check on the trainers as it seems like they were the cause for me
21/10/2002 at 22:03
I too am suffering from runners knee I have been seeing a physio and much against her advice I still did the GNR. I now have tendonitis in my hip as well as a dodgy knee - but it was worth every second of agony!!!!!

Seriously though, the advise the physio gave me was to stretch, stretch and you guessed it stretch !!
23/10/2002 at 10:02
Can you suggest a web site that gives examples on stretching for runner’s knee, and would strengthening the muscles around the knee help?
23/10/2002 at 11:24
Hi SR.
The following web sites have good advice and exercises that you can do for all sorts of injuries.
www.sportsinjuryclinic.net - this one gives rehab strengthening exercises for all sorts of problems with pic's as well which helps the conceptually challenged like me!

www.peakrun.com - also good, again pic's to help.
If you do a search for your problem you will get lots of sites come up, then just trawl through them.
Hope the abouve helps.
Good luck.
23/10/2002 at 14:37
Thanks VR, I will go to sportsinjury now.

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