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Since Christmas I have been experiencing pain in my right knee. It doesn't always happen, seems fine when going up hill or on level ground but is rather painful when running down hill! My usual run when the pain started was around 4.5 miles, the first half a mile being a quite steep up hill gradient followed by about 1 mile on the flat ... it was when I started on the flat that the pain began ... very slightly at first but got progressively worse as I began the decend back down to home. I have seen a physio several times who said that it was caused by stress (my brother had been very ill and passed away at the beginning of February) combined with the fact that I bought new trainers in January! She did all sorts of stretches on me to relieve the tension and advised me only to run short distances on level roads until I was stronger, after many visits and £40 for each 20 minute consultation I appeared to be on the mend. I have since been running an average of around 3.5 miles on level roads with slight inclines and all seemed to be fine and I was feeling much more optimistic. Today however I had pain again in my knee but this time I had only been walking along the Dorset coastal path with my family. Again it was fine going uphill but I began to feel pain again when coming down hill. We decided to cut the walk short so as not to agravate it any more. I'm really sorry for such a long post but wonder if anyone could shed any light on my injury ... I'm not really 100% convinced with the physio's conclusion and I can't afford to keep going back to her! I'm hoping to walk up Helvelin in Cumbria in the summer so I could really do with getting this sorted out pretty quickly! Any advice would be very much appreciated! :d Thank you.
 

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Thanks for the advice Richard. No, the physio never once looked at how I moved despite me suggesting that a gait assessment might be a good idea! I even took my trainers with me to every session just in case! I've done a search on google and found a shop in Portsmouth that does the bio mechanical assessments like the one you had, its a bit of a treck from here but I think its definately worth a go. I havn't run at all this week because I'm now quite wary of doing any damage that might set me right back!:(
 
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