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I'm not going to drone on and on but is there a diagnosis on the following:

Few runs, no pain, last run fine with progressive pain after - swelling up?

Slightly tender to touch on front inside of knee, tight and painful at back when leg bent ankle upto backside, pain still there but subsiding slowly after 5 days...

Trainers have now been properly fitted with gait analysis

Is this still the learning curve of healthy pain to running?

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I'm not going to drone on and on but is there a diagnosis on the following:

Few runs, no pain, last run fine with progressive pain after - swelling up?

Slightly tender to touch on front inside of knee, tight and painful at back when leg bent ankle upto backside, pain still there but subsiding slowly after 5 days...

Trainers have now been properly fitted with gait analysis

Is this still the learning curve of healthy pain to running?

Thanks
I don't know how long you've been running but when I first started, I suffered from mal tracking of the kneecaps. Basically, the teardrop shaped muscle on the inside of the knee (Vastus Medialis) becomes weaker than the muscle on the opposite side (Vastus lateralis) resulting in the latter pulling the kneecap over. I recovered by doing dips, i.e. standing on the affected leg with the foot pointing outwards at 45 degrees to isolate the muscle. Then I'd crouch very slightly and hold for ten seconds before slowly rising up. I'd do three sets of ten.

I'm not saying it is this as I'm totally unqualified to do so but I do know that it's very common and sounds exactly like what I had.

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Thanks Andrew, how long did your initial recovery take and how long before jogging stopped the ailment?

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Thanks Andrew, how long did your initial recovery take and how long before jogging stopped the ailment?

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I just remember noticing it one night when I set off and ignored it. I returned home limping and after getting it diagnosed and treated by a physiotherapist the recovery took about 6 weeks. It was really bad though!

I got it again on my right knee but it only took a few weeks to heal. I couldn't jog whatsoever at all during the injury but at that early stage in my running "career" as I was too scared to try. Another exercise I did to cure it was leg raises on a weights bench building up to 16kg.

I'd get it checked out by a good physio as it may be something totally different - there's so much stuff going on under your knees, it's untrue. I had a recent knee pain and I thought the injury had returned but it was something totally different and I got that sorted within one visit to a physio and some exercises.

I hope yours is just a niggle which goes away as quick as it came.

Best of luck with it.

Andrew. :)
 

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Thanks again

Ive done the doctors and the physio, both a bit vague and gettig desparate now. Will certainly give the dips agp as they can't hurt and Ill keep fingers tightly crossed!!

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Thanks again

Ive done the doctors and the physio, both a bit vague and gettig desparate now. Will certainly give the dips agp as they can't hurt and Ill keep fingers tightly crossed!!

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You really must try and find a physio that will give you a definitive answer on your injury. Doctors know f**k all and a lot of these physios, especially the newly qualified kids fresh out of university can only diagnose and treat fat gits who's decadent lifestyles have led to a lifetime of joint problems.

You must try and find a physio that specialises in sports injuries, has a reputation that is reflected by a long waiting list to see him or her and word of mouth recommendations that speak volumes.

Leg raises and dips can't do any harm but I can only tell you what worked for me.

Hope you get it sorted my friend,

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I don't know anything about them did they come recommended?

The prices are competitive though!

I'm struggling with a knee problem too (medial ligament) doing a half marathon tomorrow just have to see how it goes saw the course today really windy !!:eek:
 

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No recommendations but any sories I hear of physio's tend to be bad...

Good luck with the run and hope your knees hold out!!
 
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