Should I go to the physio for knee pain? - Bridge to 10K

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Should I go to the physio for knee pain?

I finished couch to 5k in May and was averaging about 3.5K per run, but I had about a month's break after finishing the programme. Over these past 2 weeks I've started to run again, and managed to hit 4.3K last week.

I've had knee pain for years and it definitely holds me back when I'm running. I get stiff pain in my knees (especially my right one).

Is physio the answer to this? I've started taking cod liver oil recently too, and I've began to up my dosage in the hope of it helping.

I really want to start running faster so I can hit 5k, so I'd be really grateful for any tips on how to get rid of this knee pain!

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Well I would advocate a Physio visit.. I cannot believe how much I benefited from my treatment and the regime for getting back on track.

A good Physio, may well help to really find out what is going on!

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Thanks for replying :D I'm definitely going to see a physio now.

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I do not regret it at all... and am back on track to my running pace now... :)

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I agree with Oldfloss, wish I'd seen a physio earlier for my knee pain.

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Thanks for letting me know :) did the pain improve significantly after you went to the physio?

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Yes, it was a huge relief (i feared my knees were just done in). I still had to cut back my running but not much, she gave me some stretches that drastically improved and eventually removed the pain. It will be different for everyone, but in my case I was "chair shaped" so stretches for hamstrings, also my muscles were extremely knotted. Go and hopefully figure out what is causing you the pain, for me it was a day and night difference.

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I'm glad to hear it worked for you, physio sounds really promising then! Need to book my appointment ASAP

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Yes, maybe so if it keeps on, but what can be done other than surgery? I've had it for years, get twingies of pain on and off, usually if I rotate a bit on the knee so I try and avoid that, and since I started running do leg strengthening excercise to strengthen the muscles around the knee, and also taking high strength Glucosamine again as believe it helps also high strength Omega3 fish oil, think there's an improvement am pain free and pretty supple when running, but then usually don't have any pain when running, so hoping the supplements will help safeguard..

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I'm really thinking about taking glucosamine as it turns out that i have osteoarthritis, which is surprising because I'm only 22! And a bit scary because it's a lifelong thing.

I'm currently on a programme of physio exercises that should last 9 or 10 weeks, so I hope i see improvement with them

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Well, I am over 60, I'm no expert but if you have bad osteoarthritis pain in your knees at your young age then I don't think I'd be running, and go for some non load bearing excercise instead of constant pounding on the joints..

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i was thinking the same thing, i'm considering taking up swimming in the near future because that would put less strain on my knees. and i've started doing yoga these past few weeks.

it'll be a shame if i have to give up running though because i really enjoy it :(

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