I know you don't want to hear it but rest was the only cure for me. Wouldn't want to be running a marathon on it that's for sure. I suppose you could give it a go, but accept the fact you may have to retire after a mile or so. Either that or give it a test run a few days beforehand.
Yep that was an annoying injury. In the end I rested for about a month (maybe 6 weeks) then I started cycling and it was fine. Soon after that I started running again and just stopped if I felt it coming back again. So I'm afraid the cure is to just rest it, but be safe in the knowledge that it will heal completely after a month or two.
Also, I know this sounds ridiculous, and maybe it was all in my head, but I find that I run and walk with my feet in a 'duck stance' (i.e. pointing outwards). Someone suggested concentrating on walking with toes pointing forwards and think this actually helped. Or, more probably, it was a placebo. Either way thought I'd throw it out there.
Thanks for the response. No, it doesn't hurt when I feel the joint line. I can fully squat and sit back on my heels. In fact I can squat with all the weight on my left knee and it feels fine. The pain only seems to come when I walk.
My frustration has led me to having to post in here for any advice I can get. I developed a problem with my knee, here are the details...
I'm 28, male and in good physical condition. I've been running for years and not once had an injury (until now). The inner side of my knee started to niggle me a little on a run but wasn't anything serious. The next day after about 4 miles the pain started to get worse and soon became too painful to run on, in fact it was too painful to even walk properly. I hadn't drastically increased my milage, the only thing I can think of was that I had recently reverted to older trainers that were maybe a little worn (but still proper running trainers)
I haven't ran on it for over two weeks and the pain doesn't seem to be getting any better. I have a full range of motion in my leg (can bend it and put all my weight on it fine). There's no visible swelling and it doesn't hurt when I press on any part of my knee (or when I wiggle the knee cap about). The pain is only there when I have to walk and usually only develops after I've walked a couple of hundred metres.
The pain is on the inner side of my left knee. Which leads me to believe it's a medial ligament problem, but there was no sudden twisting or impact on my knee.
Has anyone had a similar problem? I think everyone knows how frustrating it is to be sidelined from running so if there is anything anyone can suggest to aid recovery I would most appreciate it, and if someone has had something similar how long did they take to recover?
arghhh this is soo annoying!
I have been on every 'knee pain' website the internet has to offer. I looked at going to a BUPA appointment but they seem so overpriced.