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30th-Mar-2006 02:02 pm
For the past week or so I've been having lots of troubles with knee pain while running. The only thought I have is that maybe I need new shoes? Does anyone have any other thoughts about what could be causing this? Even the elliptical was giving my knees trouble yesterday...
30th-Mar-2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Why hello!

It could definitely be the shoes. Is it both knees? I've got one "problem" knee that hasn't given me issues in a while (knock on wood) but I made an effort early on to do squats & lunges to strengthen the muscles surrounding my knees.
I do have issues with shin splints and, more recently, general stiffness in the morning. Sometimes I'll take one Advil Liquigel about an hour before running to help me through the first mile or two that my shins actually hurt before I get warmed up. Also, Kendra recommended taking glucosamine for shin splints, and it's supposed to be good for joint pain too. I've started and notice a difference (generic brand is fine).

I've seen people run with not a knee brace but a band just under the knee. I'm not sure what that's all about, but maybe it could be helpful?

Here's a link for running/knee problems:
30th-Mar-2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hey! Thanks for starting this group!

It is both knees and it started suddenly last week. Im a little worried about Saturday, but we'll see how it goes. I think I might try taking an Advil beforehand.

What is glucosamine? Is it some kind of supplement?
30th-Mar-2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Happy to have you!

It is a supplement - it's made from shellfish I think (so don't take it if you're allergic). It's used for arthritis & joint pain generallly. I know you can get it at CVS and the CVS brand instead of the fancy-pants $$ brand is fine. The only drawback is the pills are HUGE.
30th-Mar-2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of reasons for knee pain. I suggest you see a doctor about it.

a) you may need cross training for stability, like side/one legged squats, or biking, or other cross training

b) equipment failure (shoes)

c) other issues that a doctor can identify.

I wouldn't hesistate to see the Dr. because if it is an issue, the sooner you find out, the more likely that "rehab" stretches or "rehab training (biking or swimming)" will solve it.

Good luck!
30th-Mar-2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
I think if it keeps up, Ill definately see a doctor about it. I'm getting ready to move, so Ill just find someone once I'm settled in there. I hadn't thought about trying to do more cross training. I'm definately bad about mixing it up - especially in the spring I love to rum outside instead of anything else :)
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