Hi I have just run my second run in week 1 - I thought I should bite the bullet and try to get fitter and lose some weight. My problem is that I have a bad knee - I had a torn cartilage, then surgery, and the knee has bad arthritis. How can I run without causing major pain and inflammation. I do a lot of jive dancing, but it is not as heavy on the knees as running is. After the run today it was tweaking so I put an ice pack on the knee and took some anti-inflammatories which have helped. I can't say that I am enjoying the experience yet but I am determined to persevere!