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8/15/13 3:46 P

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Sigh. You're correct, of course.

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8/15/13 3:38 P

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Take it from someone who ignored a niggling problem and thus let it turn into something that required me to cancel a race and take way more time off than I would have had to if I had dealt with it while it was a small problem. And mine was "just" overuse (i.e. not an injury). "Pay me now or pay me later" ... it costs less to pay now.
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8/15/13 3:07 P

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You need to look at the long picture. Patience is hard at times.

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8/15/13 2:50 P

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I hate when reality interferes with my plans. It really is a mind game, isn't it?

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8/15/13 1:21 P

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I once heard that you should rest 3 days and if the pain does not go away to see a doctor. Ignoring some injuries can lead to more serious injury.

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Thanks, Katherine. I've read some online articles at trustworthy sources and I don't like the news.

The pain does last after runs, does affect my gait and occurs around and behind my patella. But it does seem to be lessening slightly. I'm thinking I'll run/walk this week but stop if the pain doesn't continue to decrease and switch to water aerobics until I can return to land as a smaller mammal. I probably should see my doc in any case.

Thanks for the good information and advice.

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8/14/13 8:19 P

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There are lots of different kinds of knee pain with different sources. What kind of knee pain are you having? Where does it hurt? What sort of pain? Only during running? Or also after? Does it start immediately or towards the end of the run? Have you had problems with your knees before? Do you have arthritis?

Since you mention weight gain, my first thought is "too much, too soon." But it can be lots of things.

As to when is pain too much pain. Any amount of true pain (as opposed to discomfort) is too much. It is the body's warning sign that something is wrong. Discomfort is a slightly different animal, although it too is a sign that something is wrong, but maybe not as serious.

Does the pain change the way you run (i.e. affect your gait)? If it does, stop immediately. Does it affect the way you walk or cause problems post run? That's not good either. Even if it is still in the discomfort stage, continuing to run on it without understanding what is causing the problem and talking steps to fix it can make discomfort turn into an over use injury.

Have you google'd "running knee pain"? I suggest that you do that so that you can get a better idea of what sort of pain you are having.

On the why knees hurt, they are a joint -- if they aren't aligned properly as you run (they are a hinge joint, so shouldn't be bending side to side, just up and down), that can cause problems with the components of the knee itself and / or the muscles that move it. It's a pretty complex structure. It is important that it "track" properly. That is the job of the leg muscles -- to support the knee and keep it aligned. Or if you have inflammation in the joint itself from arthritis or previous injury, that's another type of problem.

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Hi, guys! I'm back after a long hiatus from exercise and a BIG weight gain. I've started run/walk training and hope to return to half marathon level. (Love those long, slow runs on a Sunday.) I'm into the middle of my third week and I've been having knee pain since the start. Guessing it's from the extra weight.

Have any of you run through knee pain while waiting for pounds to fall away and conditioning to build? How much knee pain is too much knee pain? And why is it that knees hurt after runnining anyway? Is it muscle? Ligament? Tendon? Joints?

Thanks!

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