Well I've been to see a sports physiotherapist, he has assessed my knee and said that i overpronate which has led to my foot arches collapsing. Which inturn has caused patella tendinitis. I've been told to invest in some running shoes specifically designed for this problem and a pair of semi ridged heat moulded inner soles. As well as a series of strengthening exercises. oh and to lay off higher impact activities until i'm pain free. Not happy about the last point but i've caught it really early so hopefully will be able to get pain free relatively quickly. I'm off down the running shop tomorrow to buy me some new trainers.
Hi Katie, oh no your achilles problem sounds painful. its good that you can see someone about it everyday.
I was planning on going to my local running shop to get my gait looked at. My experiences of my local nhs and physio are wholly unsatisfactory to say the least but think i'll refer myself and see what they say. I too am carrying a lot more weight thant is healthy for my height. But i've lost almost 2 stone since Jan still have a lot to lose but its coming off gradually. I'm going to try a run later today as my knee feels fine this morning and seek a professional opinion and advise.
Well i'm a bit miffed my niggerling knee pain which usually goes away within a few hrs of finishing my run has persisted through out my rest day. It even went pop today as i moved around my kitchen. I found a fab website http://www.knee-pain-explained.com that provides loads of information on knee problems, injuries and what to do to help recover and prevent further issues. The problem i have is that I want to run. It feels better after it popped but i don't want to risk damaging it further. I've started some quad and hamstring strengthening exercises as suggested by the website. Question is do i go for a run or rest another day or so. I know if i run i'd not want to cut it short asi see that as more of a failure. I am not a happy bunny
Hi jon, wow thats ace!! I think i'm just to say covering 3.5km in my 30mins sessions, i'm following the nhs couch to 5km. I've alsi git the nhs c25k + sessions and have just intalled Zen labs couch to 10km which i plan to pick up at week 9.
I've not triedtge water paper thing but i already know i land heavy on the outer side of my foot as it corresponds with the ache in my knee.
Well i've just set my alarm for 5:50am so i can get out and do my run 1 of week 6 before dropping my other half of at the train station.