When I first started running, I had quite a bit of knee pain and even had to run in braces for the first third to half of the program. Ice after running was helpful as was strength training for my legs and plenty of yoga and stretching.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
It's not just knees, but can be any part of the body. Arthritis is an inflammatory disease. The inflammation may not be due to only overuse but also due to leaky gut syndrome that causes causes inflammation by letting things get through the gut wall that should not. It all starts with consuming sugar, which upsets the mineral balance in your body and these minerals are needed for proper digestion of the food. Here is a website that will explain more: http://nancyappleton.com/allergies-disea se/
Consider the possibility that your knee pain could be caused by allergies or food sensitivities. Sugar and grain are common causes as is dairy. You may want to try an elimination diet. You could also consider uphill walking in the meantime. I would advise against running with pain. Pain is body's signal to stop to prevent permanent damage.
Sorry your knee pain is bothering you. I had knee pain for about a year. I had to stop running. I strengthened them with biking and basically let it "heal". I started to take an arthritis medication and the pain went completely away. I have no pain when I walk or run. I do wear a brace sometimes. At my age, 59, I am glad to be able to run any length! I hope you find a solution to your problem.
One drop of sweat is a dead calorie!
LEARN from yesterday LIVE for today HOPE for tomorrow
"Every single step is a choice." Jillian Michaels, Biggest Loser Season 14
Running shoes are new to the running experience. So, about 1/2 way through the C25K training, and this past week. This was the first time I've felt any knee pain. But as I was whining to my husband, he did remind me that I don't have the best knees. I sort of forget that because they only bug me if I ride a bicycle for too much time or too often. Running may end up being the same thing. I'll try to shorten my strides and see what that does. Thanks.
Co Leader of A Book Club team
114 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (164,199) Posts: 31,673 3/30/13 5:16 P
Do you have new shoes? Have you tried taking smaller running steps (shorten your stride)?
If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham
I did slightly better on my time today than the 2 previous attempts. At least I seem to shave a bit of time off with each attempt. I've also managed to incorporate learning from the previous run. Today, I spent a good amount of time walking, not because I couldn't breathe, but because my knees absolutely killed. Eventually, I got into a cycle of 50-75 steps of running/jogging to 50 steps walking. Towards the end of the loop, it was more like 50-60 running steps to 100 walking. There were a few times it was 50 steps walking, maybe 10 steps running, which is why I ended up walking so much towards the end. Not sure what the best cure for this is. Stretching better? Any ideas would be appreciated.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.