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knee pain - new shoes help but don't solve the problem


Monday, June 17, 2013

Well, my new shoes from my last blog post ended up being too small so I returned them for a larger size. They didn't have the larger size in stock, so I had to wait a while. I finally got them this weekend and was able to take them out for their first run this morning!

Maybe its weird, but I decided to start a personal journal today too, to write about my runs. It occurred to me that the shoes I just retired have seen me through a lot of miles, and I would like to be able to remember my experiences better. Maybe gain some insight into what affects my running performance, or just to look back at later to see where I was now.

My journal today talks about the knee pain I have been experiencing and how my new shoes (Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13) are supposed to be supportive to reduce my over pronation. They are!! But I noticed today that my knee is still tracking to the inside of my gait, so I set out to find some exercises to strengthen my hip abductors so that I can maybe run without such a wobbly knee. I ran across the Myrtl routine, and did it today after running, and it feels like it will make a big difference. I felt it especially in the lying leg lifts and the "fire hydrant" (lol).
nikerunning.nike.com/nik
eplus/us/v2/en_US/pdf/myrt
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Yoga is helping me to keep my hips stretched out which also is a big improvement.

I remember how badly my hips hurt last year, and it seems like I'm just down to fine tuning now. Progress!!
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MJREIMERS 6/17/2013 7:52AM

    I'm dealing with the IT band issue. I also just bought new shoes that seem to help some. I've been using a tennis ball, instead of a foam roller, to massage my IT band and doing side leg lifts.

I hope you figure out what needs to be done to help you run without pain. I know I'm looking forward to that day, too.

Hang in there!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/17/2013 7:47AM

    I was just about to post what Bluenose did. IT tightness can cause other issues.

I wear Brooks Adrenalines too.

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BLUENOSE63 6/17/2013 7:17AM

  When my knee is experiencing a pulling sensation or dull ache, I know my IT band on that side needs to be stretched out especially at the side of the leg where it ends.

Perhaps this is what you are experiencing?

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