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Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

So my sore knee went to see the dr. - apparently it is feeling it’s age along with the rest of me! 😩 I have been given a couple of specific knee strengthening exercises, (no squats allowed for now, sorry Rig) & and told to do plenty of cycling. No running until the pain settles and then when I get going again only run for as long as it is pain-free, (make sense!)

So I’m waiting, ( with some attempt at patience 😂) doing the exercises ( as I text) and cycling… at least it’s great weather for cycling! 😄

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mrrun
mrrunGraduate10

They will fix your knee, everything is fixable, don’t worry, you’ll be fine again.

The most important thing is figuring out what caused the injury in the first place and how to stop it from happening again. That’s the main job. And don’t fall for ‘age’ thing myths. I’m 54, fitter than I’ve ever been and, sadly, fitter/leaner than many half my age.

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate
in reply to mrrun

I think a significant gap in my customary lifelong cycling habit might be part of the problem (that flippin’ pneumonia has a lot to answer for!) - also before that I was so excited by my new love (running- no worries Mr Elfe) that I had been cycling less - so all those muscles supporting my knees were weaker than usual. Our GP knows we are a cycling family & he has said to keep on with it. Running down a steep hill might not have helped either - I have to be careful with those in future. 😃

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

When my knees hurt, I took ibuprofen an hour before running and ran through it. They were fine after a week or so. That was on advice of my sports physio friend - just strength needed.

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Ah that is good to know. The doctor did say that I wouldn’t do myself any harm running, but to let the pain guide the quantity. At the moment walking is really painful too, so I just need to do the exercises and cycle initially. I have just cycled 10 miles to my daughters house to look after her new kittens and all seems okay. - Still have to cycle home again though! 😄

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10
in reply to Elfe5

I was the same. Ibuprofen is the way forward 💪🏽

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Oh Elfe, so sorry to hear you have a sore knee, but glad that you have it in hand. Strengthening exercises sound very wise. Hope it is back up to full muscly strength soon. x

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate
in reply to Sadie-runs

Hi Sadie, thank you. 😀 At least I know what I can and can’t do now which is reassuring. I will get out on my bike every day and make the most of the good weather. 😃

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

That sounds like progress Elfe. So there's no horrible diagnosis that will take you out of running long term?

Cycling is very good for strengthening the knee. My husband had a knee replacement last year and the surgeon told him to keep cycling. The other piece of advice he was given was to walk in the swimming pool. No breaststroke but front crawl and back stroke later but he was walking in the pool as soon the wound stopped bleeding.

And I think patience is the hardest lesson for us runners to learn 😕

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

Yes, I’m relieved- sounds like I just need to strengthen up the muscles around my knees. I’ve been told to keep on cycling. 😀

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