Ongoing problem with left knee
Anyone been to see a sport injury massage therapist?, is this an option for running injury? or should it be docs and pysio? The reason is docs/physio is months of waiting for referral (as I am not dying) so I want to hurry things along hence private visit to sports injury therapist.
My left knee had been giving me various problems. First it felt like a ligament on the iinner side at the top of my calf. I could still run through this, but later on in the evening when in bed it actually was painful to bend my leg, the pain was around the same area. i sort of got over this by doing hamstring stretches. (The pain went away after a couple of weeks) But now I have a pain in the knee itself at the front , which caused me to stop running. It is fine when walking but after about 1mile of running it returns? I wonder if I have over straightend my knee to much when stretching hamstrings.
I run 3 times a week 4mile a sessions plus occasionly a 4th longer run at weekend .Been running for years. 44year old 13stone.
I went along and had the deep massage, it seemed to help.
He found what was perhaps adding to the problem-- tight calf and hamstrings but also a lump/scar tissue on one of the ligaments. I remember this going about 6months ago but it did not feel to serious so I kept on running!
I have done a few things over the last few weeks and it is much better.
1. Sport massage
2. Wear a Scholl pro sport elasticated knee support time to time
3. Do the NHS recommended knee exercises for runners
4. Rub in lloyds cream
I need to get back to running soon as I have half marathon in 7weeks/
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