lloyd bower

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Pain in knee and lower leg

Posted: 14/11/2007 at 13:46

Sounds like ITB to me, I found the 'Walt Reynalds ITB' exercise really helped my symptoms which were brought on after a cycling fall (avoiding a dog!).

There's a few links to it over the web, but this is probably the best with photos to illustrate as it ias hard to describe:-

walt reynolds ITB exercise

Arghh no! More ITBS woes!

Posted: 09/11/2007 at 13:47

EdB, yes I read of Walt Reynolds ITB strengthening exercise on various sites, but it's much easier to understand with pictures.

Agree re: stretches, very boring but worthwhile if it keeps injuries at bay.

Arghh no! More ITBS woes!

Posted: 09/11/2007 at 09:09

I've recently recovered from an ITB injury which I actually picked up cycling when falling off the bike (avoiding a dog) and injurying my knee.  While the actual painful area initially wasn't the ITB, that's where my symptoms were when hill walking & running. 

I had pain in ITB doing both, the exercise I found on the web which sorted matters was Walt's ITB Special, here's a link with pics:-

Walt Reynolds ITB Special

It read good things about it and it worked for me.

to run or rest, foot to front of shin pain

Posted: 25/09/2007 at 22:12

Hi, I had pretty much the same symptoms back in April, front of shin and painful even walking but no noticeable tender area, I think rest is your best bet until it clears up.  I initially limited activities to cycling but even that caused pain and so stopped and rested totally except for stretches. 

Mind numbingly boring & seemed to show no improvement for 4 weeks despite a few physio sessions, then suddenly improved overnight.   Then went to pick up unrelated calf problems

Lower and Mid back pain

Posted: 25/09/2007 at 22:04
I'd go to Docs in first instance, should at least be able to diagnose the problem.  May well say rest is the best cure and come back in..... if no improvement.  I'd then look at chiropracter if it don't clear up quickly, as waiting time for nhs referral will no doubt be an eternity.

ITBS - to run today or not...??

Posted: 22/09/2007 at 22:19

'..Hit my left knee on the outside edge, and I've had steadily worsening pain whilst running and walking ever since - and it really sounds like ITBS. Can somebody tell me - can ITBS be caused by a blow to the knee? Knee was fine before the face plant incident, and I've not upped my mileage much. And what are these foam rollers thingies of which you speak? ...'

Strange you should mention that, I've had a little ITB pain recently after similarly falling off the bike onto my left knee when avoiding a dog.   Likewise I've not been upping my mileage (cycling in my case as been off running due to sciatica probs for a while, following prev tendonitis in shin) and never had any ITB problems before.  Annoying as this year, seems to be one minor injury after another.

Calve pain when running

Posted: 12/07/2007 at 13:50
Can you identify where the actual pain is? & when it started. Off chance it could be referred pain from the back, sciatica which might be why it's not improved with rest.

Mysterious Cramping Calf Syndrome!

Posted: 26/06/2007 at 21:13
Certainly it's possible for sciatica, lower back problem, to only show in symptoms down the back of the leg and no noticeable pain in the back. A constant nagging pain, but full range of movement would again be consistant.

Funny feeling in my calf

Posted: 21/06/2007 at 20:30
'Hi its a calf tear....'
It's not possible to be definite what the problem is over the net. Calf strain is one of the possibilities, but it could equally be referred pain from sciatica, or even popliteus strain (behind the knee).

Certainly if rest doesn't improve matters it's quite possibily something else. I don't think sciatica (back pain) goes into the front of the shin (might be wrong) but certainly down the back of the leg. I'd get it checked out by a physio.

This link as some useful advice on stretches.

Wots up ??

Posted: 20/06/2007 at 21:57
'.. but the fact that resting for a few days doesn't cure it is slightly ominous...' but it's not too unusual with referral pain problems originating from lower back/backside.
Certainly worth popping along to Docs/Sports Physio
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