About 4 years ago I started running, I didn't use a program but was a lot fitter then. I had to stop as my knees became very painful so it was difficult to walk and also became very swollen. I had X-rays and there was nothing wrong.
I have just decided to get back into running but slowly doing a proper program hopefully strengthening my knees as I go. I am also carrying an extra 2 stone so more strain on my knees I looked on this forum - loads of great advice that I put into action today . Run slow, small steps, lowering the impact, trying not to stride and placing my feet in line with my body rather than in front.👣👣 Some great advice - also knee exercises Which I plan to start- maybe tomorrow on rest day.
I also wore knee supports but I'm not sure if this is the right thing, should I allow my knees to strengthen without support? They were also tight and put pressure on the back of the knees that was uncomfortable - my calfs ached for the first time and got very tired. Not sure if it was the supports stopping blood supply lol. or just the stepping up to a new week run.
Today wk2r1 was on the treadmill
Should I wear knee supports but buy a larger size or run 🏃 without? Any ideas would be appreciated 🏃🏃🏽♀️Sorry to ramble 😬 Thanks 🙏