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A few weeks ago I started getting a sharp pain behind my knee. It's particularly bad when I am running on my toes i.e. running at pace and up hills.

It was only occassional at first so I didn't rest immediatly. It then got progressivly worse and I have had to take the week off. I went out for a short jog yesterday and although it's better I can still feel it a bit... has anyone any idea what it might be? I thought a weeks rest would sort it out.
 

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Diagnosis

Well I went to see the physio yesterday, turns out I have an inflamed muscle insertion where one of the muscles in the calf meets the knee. Got an intensive massage around the problem area. My thigh and upper calf were very tight, apparently I have been compensating for the problem by changing my style.

A few more days rest and a weeks light training and I should be ready to race again!

I must go see the physio more regularly, even when I'm feeling good its a valuable preventative measure.
 

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I had a similar problem. In fact it still bothers me from time to time. It can be avoided like many other things by doing plenting of stretching excercises before running. Avoid running on your toes, this can cause all sorts of problems including pulled muscles and make sure you have a good pair of shoes suitable for your feet. It may cost more than buying trainers from an average high street store, but visit a specialist runner's shop and they will select the trainers best suited to the type of feet that you have.
 
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