Hi Ameet – thanks for your feedback. I was upside down drunk when I received the email saying you’d replied so my apologies I’ve taken a while to come back.
I have managed to get the problem to ease in the last few days (ten days since the onset) and tested my knee with a gentle 2 mile run last night. It wasn’t without issue but it has improved significantly.
I have in the last six months been slowly introducing orthotics more into my running (I’m still undecided whether they’ve helped or hindered my situation – anyway…). I had identified them as a possible cause of this knee problem, not least because the orthotics seem to be adjusting the positioning of my pelvis (I am blindly trusting the Osteo on this one).
Having initially assumed the problem was with the MCL, I’ve now identified the area of pain as being the insertion point of semi-membranosus and semi-tendinosus muscles that form the medial aspect of the hamstring. I worked on the area with a foam roller & after the first few days of icing, I started applying Tiger Balm at night. It seemed to help.
Over the course of the weekend I had the onset of some grim lower back pain. I suspect all the issues are connected and I’ve spent a few days now really stretching and foam rollering my hamstrings, quads, ITBs, hip flexors & glute area. This really is starting to help & although I’ve not pinpointed the precise cause of either issue, it was a stark reminder of the importance of stretching and keeping your muscles loose and flexible, which I have probably neglected too much as I’ve ramped up the milage.
If the issue persists, reoccurs or I identify the cause of the knee problem, I’ll post the details for others benefit but I’m grateful for your input Ameet.
Hi guys – I managed to injure my knee last Friday whilst on a long, 18 mile, run. Half of which I spent running the mild pain which seemed to radiate towards the inside of my knee.
I have, as we all do when faced with the prospect of spending time nursing an injury, spent hours combing through the internet and given the position of the pain concluded that I have most likely strained my medial collateral ligament.
The odd thing is that the injury did not cause any swelling or bruising and whilst most daily activities now don’t cause any injury or discomfort, I do not have a full range of motion when drawing my heel up towards my backside & when going through that motion (when the heel is closest to my butt) the knee is very uncomfortable but strangely not the MCL, more ‘in’ the knee.
The same discomfort is replicated when driving pushing off the end of a swimming pool.
I am becoming restless after only four days off running and wondered whether anyone here had suffered similar & could offer some advice on their diagnosis / recovery?