Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:27
Just after some advice. I ran a marathon on sunday. Prior to this and during the marathon I have been absolutely injury free. After the marathon I felt some pain when driving home in my left knee when extending to the clutch.
I did a gentle jog last night and experienced this pain in my outer left knee at the side. I'm hoping this is just some post marathon inflammation but would welcome your thoughts.
I was prescribed custom made orthotics about a year ago and have been pain free since. However, I tend to get stiffness in my outer calfs, ITB and outer knee and having been watched running by a sports masseur, have been advised that I am on the front, outside of my feet which is obviously putting a lot of strain on these areas. I have noticed this on some post race photos, as I do tend to land on my outer foot. Having said that, I am running very well and getting faster!
My first thoughts were have the orthotics over-compensated too much and therefore altered my gait excessively, as opposed to helping me to run in a neutral position?
Any thoughts welcome...