Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
RUNNER_MOM_OF4's Photo RUNNER_MOM_OF4 Posts: 871
2/16/13 9:18 P

My SparkPage
Reply
I had a similar thing going on. Turned out that extra quad and IT band stretching made the pain and tightness go away immediately. I think it was the tight muscles pulling on the tendons around my knee that caused the pain. Good luck!

Mary


"I just felt like running." Forrest Gump


 current weight: 133.6 
 
151
145.25
139.5
133.75
128
SALTYCHOCOLATE's Photo SALTYCHOCOLATE Posts: 11,624
2/13/13 9:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Glad to see you back Carolyn! I'd hold off on the HM.

Respect life.

An attitude of gratitude can wipe away bad thoughts anytime.
- A fellow Sparker

I bleed coffee and chocolate

Fab 40's co-team leader
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=11525


 Pounds lost: 3.0 
 
0
2.75
5.5
8.25
11
PERRYR's Photo PERRYR Posts: 682
2/13/13 6:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Glad, very sorry to hear of your bad luck.
Also sorry that I can't express opinion. I know that I've made many wrong decisions....
I'll keep you in my thoughts and follow this thread to see what others say.

Bob

TIMOTHYNOHE's Photo TIMOTHYNOHE Posts: 4,317
2/12/13 11:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If it really hurts, I would put it up for a while with ice and Advil.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
ie.competitor.com/dublin/


GLADGAD's Photo GLADGAD Posts: 5,690
2/12/13 9:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi gang - it's been awhile since I've been around. I was sidelined for a few months in the fall, but am finally getting my speed and endurance back. That is, until I kind of screwed up my knee doing bridge work. It wasn't my first time doing bridgework since coming back, and I had been running the same bridge for a few weeks about twice a week. It's not even a big bridge. So I'm not sure what happened or what I did.

Anyway, after one evening of doing bridge repeats, the next day my knee felt a little tight. It's a week later and still tight, especially when I get up after sitting for awhile. It also hurts around the side and behind the knee for the first few steps. Once I start walking, however, it loosens up and I have no pain, and just a little tightness. I'm thinking I strained the calf muscle at the attachment point behind the knee. I am icing it, using Biofreeze, rolling, and lightly stretching it.

I can't go to a doctor because I have no health insurance right now, and I won't have any until April. I am able to run on it, and running doesn't seem to make it worse - it actually seems to loosen it up and it feels better. That is, until I go back to sitting again. It also doesn't feel bad when I get up in the morning - it's just when I've been sitting.

I ran 7 miles on it last Sunday and 2 tonight. I plan to do my first HM of the season at the end of March (which by the way has a really BIG bridge). So my question is - would you run on it or not run on it?

-Carolyn

"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Road Runners General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Panic Attack? 4/24/2017 4:12:25 PM
Can I start speed training now? 4/9/2017 12:16:10 PM
Runners knee 10/8/2017 2:31:36 PM
ROAD RUNNERS 2014 11/24/2016 10:23:15 AM
2017 RACES 4/9/2017 7:22:09 AM



Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x123x52100596

Review our Community Guidelines