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The tale of two knees

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 23:36

Good luck.

I'm just back from an evening at the track, happy that my knee coped well with the intervals.

I should maybe say I was a fairly new, very slow runner before injury. I'm not sure if that makes a difference. 

My surgeon was also reluctant to operate, but when I still couldn't walk without a stick 6 months after the injury he agreed.

I'm almost a year on now, and it has been a slow return, but mainly due to muscles which were inactive before the surgery. My hamstring stopped working completely. And my gait has changed slightly, meaning foot and achilles niggles.

I know surgery increases the risk of arthritic change, but I still think that must be better than a tear rubbing with every step.

The actual surgery was straightforward. I could put weight on it the same day snd started running about 10 weeks later. There are 3 tiny scars.

It might help to get an opinion from a surgeon or physio who runs. I'm not sure my surgeon was a runner, but he was keen to get me back to pre injury levels of activity.

Sad and Confused about it all!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:22

Well done. You've gotten over the hardest part now.

The tale of two knees

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:37

I have to say, my experience is the opposite of that above, and having the tear repaired by arthroscopy made such an improvement. Before the surgery I couldn't run, and was struggling to walk normally. Immediately afterwards I could feel something had improved.

I was also told that running on a knee with a meniscus tear in it was more likley to lead to degenerative change.

Good luck whatever you decide.

Swollen hands

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:48

I have a similar problem. I get it when hiking in the heat too. I drink lots of water, so don't think it's dehydration for me, but a few articles I've read say a lack or water or salt might be a cause. Another idea I've read, relating to walking, is that fluid is collecting in the fingers as they point down most of the time. I tried walking with poles, and I think this was better.

To translate this idea to running, maybe focus on really pumping your arms for parts of your run, so the muscles can get the fluid into and up the veins?

10K in 37days!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:46

Whatever you do, don't try and cram too much training in before then and get yourself injured. Allow yourself at least a couple of days rest each week, and if you get a niggle give yourself a few more.

When it comes to the race, don't go off too fast at the start, or it will get trickly later.

Achilles hurts

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 13:03

Yes, that sounds exactly the same.

I'm actually typing this on the bike in the gym as I decided to rest for running for a few weeks. Very stiff today after 26 hour journey, but generally feeling better.



hope the op gets some relief soon.

Running with cold- Manchetser 10k on Sunday!!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:38
I'm not sure if there is a thread but I found the heat tough, as did several people I spoke to. I was injured last summer so haven't run in warm weather for two years.

Your time sounds pretty good to me. I failed to run the whole way so well done.

Running with cold- Manchetser 10k on Sunday!!

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:22

How did you get on?


Achilles hurts

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:18

Good luck with this.

I've had achilles problems too for the last 6 months or so, which I put down to increasing distance and speed too fast when starting again after a keen injury.

I did find the heel drops were really helping. However, after months of doing them they seem to have caused pain in my foot, which the physio has suggested might be plantar fasciitis. He's given me an alternative squat type exercise, but it doesn't seem to have the same effect.

Has anyone else had a similar problem?

Treadmill runners please help

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 15:33

Can you try mapmyrun or similar? Map out a route of known distance, say 5km, run it and time yourself with a normal watch. Then divide time by 5 to get a rough mins/km pace.

Cougie, I had exactly the same treadmill experience. Now I always start at a speed of 2 or 3 to check.

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