Protectio, prevention better than cure

Hey all.This morning I completed R1 W2, boy did those 30s make it tougher! so anyway my question, is in the past I've suffered with knee and plantar fasciitis, I have good shoes and supports for my feet, but what can I get that will help support my knees?? If anything , I'm thinking prevention is better than cure. I'm really pleased with myself, I can't believe I've got this far, but tonight my knee is tender? Hope your all good.

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  • If you have had gait analysis and are wearing suitable trainers, then that is half the battle. You could try wearing a knee support, but would think that's probably not advisable on a long term basis.

    I remember having achy knees in the first few weeks, but they seemed to strengthen as time went by and then never bothered me again.

    I also have PF but find that with careful management, plenty of stretching, icing and foot strengthening, I am managing to run with few ill effects (fingers crossed) x

  • What sort of surfaces are you running on? You may find that if you change those, it will be less hard on your joints.

  • Check out the Knee Exercises for Runners on the NHS site: I do them after most runs and they definately seem to help. (At least I do the ones I understand, I have yet to fathom out how to do the IBT stretches...)

  • Hi Ria,

    i agree on getting the gait analysis and proper shoes fitted. Not that I'm any kind of expert but just from seeing the videos i could see how much straighter my legs and knees were with the correct shoes. Does your local nhs have a physio direct service you could cal for advice on knee exercises? Not sure about the plantar fasciitis, sorry.

    by the way what do you mean by 30s, do you mean age?

  • extra seconds on the run :)

  • Oh good, i just turned 30 so was afraid you meant age!!

  • Thank you for replying im going to look into the gate testing, had never heard if it before ... but the more people ive spoken to the more it comes into conversazione

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