I chipped the top of my knee cap 2.5 year ago and since recovering etc all is fine (I just ran the London Marathon in April) which gave me no pain what so ever. Since then, my knee has been playing up (the one I broke) and I wonder if it is runner knee or if its the accident I had flaring up? Either way, I have a half marathon coming up and I miss my running sessions.. I hate not being able to do anything
I've had a similar problem with my left knee that set in about 2 miles into my runs but I found these exercises on Youtube really helped me (I try to do them at least one a day) and my knee is now back to normal when running.
Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDhKVtkfnsg
They are the sort of exercises you can do anywhere and don't take up much time. I didn't think they would work but I've since stopped wearing my knee support and am running a 10k on Saturday without it (hopefully!)
A meta analysis (10 trials on just shy of 4000 patients) of glucosamine+chondroitin by the bmj
Compared with placebo, glucosamine, chondroitin, and their combination do not reduce joint pain or have an impact on narrowing of joint space. Health authorities and health insurers should not cover the costs of these preparations, and new prescriptions to patients who have not received treatment should be discouraged.
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