6 weeks before the marathon and I develop a knee problem! Feel very frustrated, worried and annoyed.
Knees have been fine then I get a sudden sharp shooting pain in my right knee at the side. Seems to be hurt if I put my foot down and ground is uneven or when I go down the stairs. Had to give up at 13 miles on Saturday and planned to do 18.
Got a physio appointments on Weds anyway but it seems a long way off.
At the moment my glass is half empty.....
Check out this website, but only as guidance as you might go through it and decide you have syptoms of everything!
I have a pain at the moment which feels like it's under the knee cap which is more of an annoyance than sore, the syptoms you describe sound like this which is the same as what I found(i'm no dr) :
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome(Anterior Knee Pain)
Would be good to know what diagnosis your physio gives and advice on getting it back to normal.
I'll def let you know what she says. May take a notebook!!
WS - I think rest is def the first thing you could do. Have a look at that website that Simon suggested, it's great!!
It's def not behind the kneecap. I like the fact you're willing to bet so heavily - it gives me confidence!!
The curse of a runner (albeit not a fast one) is that any time spent away from training feels like the end of the world. I've done nothing but worry about it today but it's not going to help me.
If the worst comes to the worst and I need to take time out then so be it. I'm determined to do the marathon. Unless the physio tells me 'no way'!!
I've had my trainers since Jan - would they cause a prob this far in to the running?
Im in the same boat unfortunatly - i tried running tonight and it just wasn't happening. The pain started when i did the 3 peaks 2 weeks ago, and i could walk ok but when i was going downhill or stepping downwords over rocks (like stairs) it was bad. I rested all last week but still couldn't manage it tonight. I also have new trainers but i have trained well and ran 2 races in them, howver it took me about 3 weeks to break them in.
Sam - let me know how you get on as im feeling frustrated and just wanna go running!
My knee feels a lot better today and I've only had a couple of twinges - I'm hoping thats a good sign!
It's so frustrating not being able to run, I'm itching to get back to it. Was meant to go this morning before work but I decided yesterday that would just be stupid. Will email Thurs morn after the physio and let everyone know what she says.
Maybe you should book an appointment. I had a bad foot about 2 years ago and didn't see anyone for a while. When I did go they sorted it after about 3 or 4 sessions. As you've rested it and it's still bad maybe it's time to see someone.
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