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3/29/09 9:57 P

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ditto t jonspark response, the info was given to be by pt. I put a blog about it...and 1 person suggested a brace that goes above knee...pat strap...did some research...and bought on Amazon. Is being mailed as we speek. Best of luck. Paula

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Matzohball 5k 6/7/09 39:16 PR

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2/26/09 8:22 P

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Hi there,
I also had runners knee and was told that because I only ran and did not perform certain exercises that focus on the muscles on either side of my knee cap that the tendon above my knee was pulling all of the weight. This was causing my knee cap to shift slightly and rub while I ran. I could not even walk down stairs or down a road without pain. I went to physio and they gave me a series of exercises to try and train my knee to run with all areas in line. Here is a hint, I was told to put a heat pack on my knee for about 5 minutes before I run and then an ice pack on it as soon as I was done (not 5 minutes later, but immediately). That really helped as well. Hope you start to feel better soon!

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7/14/08 12:51 A

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Ahhh yes...I would like to personally thank ITBS for this last ten pounds that I gained. I had a bout with runner's knee that lasted for quite a while. While out running one day with my dog some strays approached us and I stopped suddenly, and the rest is history. I would feel fine walking, and beginning my run was great, but about 2 miles in I would feel like someone was stabbing the outside of my knee. It's the only thing that has ever caused me to walk to rest of my run...even PFPS didn't do that to me. I was okay spinning, so I kept that up at a lighter pace, but I had to stop running and start a stretching regimen for quite some time. Now that I started back up I jog about .75 miles, then I stop and do some stretching (which I never did before) then finish out my run. A good stretch is when you cross your left foot over your right, then you reach to the sky and slowly bend over to the right. Keep going as far as you can, all the way until you are bent over forward, then switch legs. The foam rollers are also good for lengthening the band. Good luck!

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7/13/08 12:37 P

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Has anyone ever heard of Runner's Knee??? I had a doctor check out my knee and said he thinks it's an ITB problem often called Runner's knee. Just wondering if anyone has ever heard of it/had it/ or have any advice about it.

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