Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:14
Not posted for a while and seeking your advice. Injury has hit me and I've been to the Physiotherapist. Result - not ITBS which I suspected but all to do with the biomechanics; an inflammed patella which does feel quite spongey. Had some ultrasound and massage tonight (due to tight laterals inc quads). Turns out I have weak glutes, I'm overpronating which is causing tightness and imbalance. Advised to see the Podiatrist but not until after the marathon as it will mess things up. I've been given some exercises which I've forgotten but they are basically to strengthen the glutes. Could anyone advice me of exercises you do? And how often to strengthen the core as this is something I obviously need to address.
Really lacking confidence so close to the marathon, I've been running within myself due to this knee pain and have been avoiding any ascents/descents. Bad times As I've said before, I'm not an experienced runner (2 years) so would appreciate any advice as at the moment, all I'm doing is stretching before runs but realise I need to start putting the graft in and respecting my body.