Around 2 months ago my left knee gave in on a park run, settled after a couple of weeks but did the same thing when I went back to training.
Have seen a GP who has diagnosed it as a meniscal tear. I have got an MRI scan booked but am desperately trying to cure it with ice and nurofen because I don' t fancy having cartilage removed! Its not the op that bothers me its the thought of running with less cartilage in my knee?
Has anyone got any advice? will I be able to continue running post op?
Also, is there anything I can be doing whilst i'm not running, currently swimming isn't comfortable so am just doing a little core work and stretching.
I dont feel its a posture thing? (Athough i don't know) I gave up ballet dancing 5 years ago having done it since the age of 3 and have always felt i have fairly good posture.
My knee caps point straight ahead and cant say i feel my weigh leans either way?
Bucket list: Doctor advised i did 20 mins of calf raises before going for a run, but a always felt this just made my legs feel tense whilst running. like you i think it was a combination of heel strike + big strides. With the added crappy trainers and doing to much too soon.
One last question to every one....sorry! Assuming the pain will eventually go away? how shall i go about getting back into running? do a few weeks of calf build up first?
Found this NHS podcast? To help you gradually get in, seems a bit tedious considering that fitness wise i can run 30mins fine its just my legs don't like it! Worth trying ? or are there better ways?
Foam roller? No ive kinda been a trying not to push it too much as its quite painful. The weird thing is (which could be complete conciedence) just when i think ive got rid of the pain in one leg, the other one starts and then that will die down just in time for the other one to start up again!