Thanks Paul. Very interesting articles. I am starting to think that this might be it. I did manage a 10k today. Probably not a good idea but I was fed up with inactivity. Although I completely had to change by running style. Will definately go and seek out a sports physio this week.
You are not alone. I also did Edinburgh this year, my 1st marathon and was fine until mile 22 and was hit with severe knee pain which coupled with severaly aching legs caused me to slow down and even walk the last 2. I was gutted because I was on target for 4h15 and ended up doing 4h46. Since then I have run 2 or 3 times and each time the pain has returned after about 2 or 3 miles and is so intense that i have to stop. My friends and work colleagues (some of whom are runners) tell me that i should have waited for at least a month after the marathon before running again which i didn't do. Have seen 2 doctors, neither of them were able to say what was going on although i have found a sports injury clinic near where i live so hope to get an appointment next week. after having read some other threads on running forums about knee pain / having to rest for 4 months without doing something / doctor not being able to diagnose what's going on i can't come to terms with maybe not being able to run for a long period or having to turn to some other form of exercise. i keep hoping for some kind of miracle, that my knee is going to mysteriously repair itself overnight. i also am envious of other runners. there is a big race in the town where i live tomorrow and so loads of people are out running preparing for it. can't help thinking why me? must be doing something wrong.
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I live in France but not in this area. However you could try the local tourist office and ask them. I know that where I live (in Normandy) they do give out this kind of info. Have just been to check their website which is in English (http://www.en.saint-jean-de-monts.com). Maybe you could drop then an email to check?
I would be very grateful if anyone has any suggestions regarding my knee problem.
I ran my first marathon in Edinburgh on the 22nd May this year. Previous to that I have been running for about 4 years and before that I was more of a gym bunny.
Everything was going really well until about mile 22 when I developed a very bad pain in my left knee which slowed me down gradually and meant that I ended up walking the last 2 miles. After a couple of days the pain wore off and I thought nothing more of it. However since then I have been running 2 or 3 times and each time the pain has come back. It's not immediate but it inevitably ends up coming back after about 2 or 3 miles. The pain definately starts in the lower part of my knee and then it feels like it's spreading to my thing and calf. It's gets so bad that I have to walk. When I get home it wears off but going down stairs is torture.
I have been to see 2 doctors and neither of them offered a diagnosis. I have had it x-rayed following the advice of my GP but nothing at all showed up on the x-ray. I have no pain when walking or doing aerobics which i have gone back to because of the pain when running. I have never had any problems before and had no problems during training on the long runs.
If fellow runners have had any similar symptoms or experiences I would be very interested.