Hi, I dip in and out of the forum a few times a year. I am the sort of runner who likes to run 3 or 4 times a week and have competed in a couple of half marathons. unfortunately i suffer from osteo arthritis and ongoing problems with my left knee. my knee flared up in February so i stopped running for a while and decided to organise a sponsored walk - walking 95k over 3 days.
I have some beautiful wiltshire countryside and have long thought of coming off road and running across the plains etc. I have a couple of questions if maybe anyone can answer them for me a) can anyone recommend some good trainers for this? i currently where Aasics for road running. b) would this type of running be good for my knees? c) how do women feel about running in these type of lonely areas on thir own?
having had paid in my left knee on and off for about 3 years i have finally been diagnosed with Patellofemoral degenerative disease with a slightly tight lateral retinaculum. ive been told that arthroscopy is quite unpredicatable and would probably give no improvement. i have most pain when walking downstairs but is sometimes noticeable when i drive too.
i have been referred to NHS physio to build up my medial quads and cant deny that when ive used the physio before i have noticed some improvement. i have also been told to stop running as it isnt good for my knees!! obviously i stopped running when the pain started about two months ago but the thought of giving up forever is getting to me now.
my questions are:- has anyone else had this? if so what stage are you at? will i be able to restart running?
would a sports physio be better to see than a normal NHS physio?
that sounds very similar to my problems. i have a catalogue of ongoing problems and dont really know what is causing what to get worse. i have a tight band on my left leg but was told by my physio that i have no arch and so to wear inserts especially after suffering pf 6 years ago. im training for the bristol half in september and have just got to 2 1/2 miles and get awful pain in my calves (not cramp) and then down the inside muscle on the left leg. this then turns into what feels like shin splints by the morning but after a few days i have no pain so then feel like running again.
ive just been to a specialist running shop and replaced my trainers but its still the same. they put me on the running gait thingy and said that i run perfectly on both feet and should have no need for inserts.
to add to this i have a hairline crack in my coccyx (which i should have an op on but am trying to avoid)and arthritis creeping over the the top of pelvic bone area. i so want to do the half in sept but am getting really despondant. am off to a chiropractor to see if they can help with any of it.
hi, i have suffered REALLY heavy periods for the past 4-5 years and irregular ones for the whole of my adult life i even had HRT when i was 35. sometimes its so bad that i couldnt leave the bathroom for an hour let alone think of leaving the house. well, a colleague of mine had the mirena coil fitted and told me about it. i went to my doctor and discusssed it and had it fitted last year. i can say that i havent looked back since. ive not had a period since june and that only lasted for about 6 hours and was so light it hardly mattered. it has really turned my life around and would recommend anyone to discuss it with their dr.
if you do have it fitted, make sure you take some paracetamol or similar first as it can be quite painful when its inserted