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MMEEAAGGX3
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10/25/12 6:11 P

My cousin is only a kid but she has really bad knees and plays soccer. She wraps them when she's doing anything physically strenuous like when she's out on the field, and it seems to help a lot! The joints don't move around as much.



JULIA1154
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10/25/12 4:50 P

Glad to hear you're doing better and I hope that continues. Running really can make you feel great and it's a shame when joint issues get in the way.



RATSY1001
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10/25/12 3:16 P

I do strength train but am concentrating on cardio at the minute because of time constraints that im sure we all feel, it seems to have cleared up, i changed my warm up to the stationary bike with no resistance and it has done wonders for the stiffness in my knees, i just think the brisk walk of a warm up wasnt enough for the impact of my run, seems much better for now anyway.



ZORBS13
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10/25/12 12:28 P

do you strength train?




SSTURGEON1
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10/25/12 10:14 A

try running on grass
you will feel unstable at first but once you get the hang of it your knee pain should be gone
this really works your calves though, so you will feel them burning the first few times you try running



RATSY1001
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10/16/12 4:56 P

Thanks for the advise guys, the shoes are relatively new and i got them in a specialist shop where they checked my gait on a treadmill, i run 3-4 days per week so there is a small rest period after each run, i think its a bit early to visit the doctor so i think for now i will take a break from the impact cardio of running and use the cross trainer for my cardio for a week or so to see if it gets any better. Ill keep you posted, thanks



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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10/16/12 2:36 P

My first question would be about your shoes. Do they fit properly? Are they worn out? Bad shoes can give you all kinds of aches and pains, so usually it's good to start there.

Coach Jen



NEED2MOVE2
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10/16/12 2:31 P

Great time for a 5km.
I would go see my Doctor. Good luck!



UNIDENT
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10/16/12 2:30 P

Best to see a sports doc or physio. It does sound like it could be ITBS or PFS, two different runners knee problems that can affect you. Mine was PFS and hurt on the outside of the knee, but I believe ITBS can also hurt there, as the IT Band is on the outside of the thigh.

Go see a professional. Get it sorted. You might need do to specific exercises to work up the muscles on one side of your leg and work on your gait.



MPLANE37
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10/16/12 2:30 P

Some possibilities to try:
- Are you running every day? How about taking a rest day every 2-3 days of running?
- Change your shoes for less/more cushioning?
- Change to a different treadmill?
- Try running outside?
- Increase consumption of omega-3s?




RATSY1001
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10/16/12 2:22 P

I have been running for a while and regularly complete 5k (treadmill) as part of my routine, it takes about 30mins, i feel i warm up properly a 5 min brisk walk with small incline followed by some light streching, recently after my run my knees have been aching, (in the small soft hallow on the outside of the knee). I really enjoy running as the improvement in myself is visible and measurable, and i would hate for this to result in a long spell out of the gym.

Some background- 32 male, relatively fit, not drastically over-weight. 152lbs at 5'6" only looking to lose a few pounds, this is more about fitness.

Any ideas???????



 
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