I was wondering if anyone could help
I have been suffering occasional knee pain for the 5 or 6 weeks. I think i may have pushed too hard on a set of hill sprints.
Most of the time i am OK, running Ok cycling ok etc.
It is every now and then it manifests itself.
- At first it hurt when i Kicked my shoes off, but this is not as bad now - When i sleep with my leg straight it sometimes hurts when i first bed it - when i carry out a turn and push off during swimming i have to be carfull
the pain manifests itself under and on the outside of me knee
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
I have suffered knee pain in the past (on the inside of the knees though) and when it got too bad I went to the doctors and got physio on the NHS at the local hospital which basically involved single leg squats, jumps etc. which cured the problems. now I train with weights regularly and do legs at least once a week and although i get the odd slight niggle I havn't had a problem for a while.
Im worried it is a Torn meniscus
The thourgts of an op dont apeal to me
Quick trip to a physio could at least tell you what it is, I tend then not to return and treat myself. I got mine after doing a turbo one night then some hill sprints the next. Turned out to be my ITB. I treated by rolling, icing , massage, Ibuprofen and then slow and I mean slow base line training again. I lost 8 days, 8 long days (I cycle to work every day) and stated by 5 mins on the bike then 10 etc. That was mid Jan, back on normal 27 mile cycle round trip commute, upto 6 mile runs again and am going for a 50 mile bike tomorrow, 35 last weekend. Not upto full mileage yet, but do not want it to go again. I also do knee, ITB and Adductor strengthning excercises.
I am still aware of it and I would say a pain level of only 1 out of 10, but its still there
Good luck on the recovery and take it very slowly
+ 1 for the trip to physio to get it diagnosed if nothing else. I then tend to go and see my massage therapist, tell her what the physio said and get the problem treated for half the price!
Hope you get it sorted soon
I've hurt the inside of my knee last weekend on the turbo trainer. Physio on Tuesday morning. Its uncomfortable rather than painful. Last time I had this it was okay after a couple of easy weeks. I'm avoiding the bike this weekend, but still intend doing the hour long easy run on the plan.
I would recommend a trip to the physio.
Could be IT band issue, I had something similar a while back. Foam roller hip to just above knee, hurts if you're doing it right but seems to work for me.
have you been doing steep hill repeats or over geared turboing WW ?
Think a visit to my physio is on the cards
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