Very helpful to find this thread and read about similar issues. I never really 'hurt' my knee as such, just after learning how to run from nothing I developed this pain in first in my left, then in my right knee. I lived with it for years, never ran again and just kind of forgot about it. That was 5 years ago and last year I took up running again, wow, that pain came straight back and dam it do you think I could walk up and downstairs! So I went to the docs, first off told to 'not run' anymore, I didn't take that and went to see another one, she was Amazing! Actually put me on the bed and had a good old feel and straight away commented on how 'flexible' both my knees were, she was used to seeing it in one knee but not both. I was referred for physio and was seen within 3 weeks thanks to her. Skip forward a few weeks and I discover the physio says exactly the same 'hypermobility' in both knees, a little more on the left. I took to the exercises 5 times a week and things dramatically improved.
One thing I cant live without now though is Rock Tape!!!!! I strap my knees up on a monday and run tues and thurs, albeit not far nor fast, 3.5 minimum and max 5.25 miles but.....I am starting to feel it on the old knees so I am going to set an alarm on my phone starting monday to start my exercises again and hope that I can get rid of the pain thats starting to niggle.
As I say, Its nice to share stories with people who have the same 'kind of' thing as me....I hope to speak with you all in the future
i bought rock tape and quite frankly I think it's the dogs! I applied it yesterday and it's still on after a shower., ok so I haven't run with it on yet but I plan too tomorrow, hopefully it will still be on!
I see your point about the tape being used incorrectly Pirate but I had several lessons by my physio and i'm confident that i'm doing it right, its more a 'sticking' problem which I think could be fixed if I shaved the area first.
Update on the Rock tape, man alive that stuff sticks!!!!