Damn. Sore knee

I got to week 8 last time before a sore left knee took me out for a bit and then a back problem stretched the time off. I've made it back to W7R2 and now my other knee is a bit sore and 'crunchy' (on the knee cap rather than the inside muscle as it was last time).

I assume I rest and ibuprofen and wait until it dies down before running again. Does that sound right? And if it doesn't die down, see a physio? I have good shoes and have worked on leg strength.


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  • RICE..yes..plenty of rest..also..when you feel ready..a good knee support can help...I used one after my incident of.."The knee that twinged in the Nighttime."

    Hope it sorts.....🙂

  • Make sure you're stretching after each run and strengthen your quads as they impact your knees.

  • I ended up with a darned knee! I found it hurt on the outside of the knee. Anyway I rested. It still hurt. It hurt when I didn't run.

    After a while, and getting fed up I thought I would try to run it off. Just slow and steady. It Worked! I think it's a knee strength issue that gets better as we get stronger. My knees were ok after that 😀

    I know we are all different, and only you know how it feels. If it gets worse you will have to see the doc. Chances are the doc will tell you to rest

  • Feels a bit better today. I was gently active all afternoon (weeding in the garden) and that seems to be a good level. I am sending sprog minor out to walk the dog this evening while I stay home with a gin and tonic.

  • Sorry to hear that, Laura.

    For the compression part of RICE, you could do worse than a compression bandage. Tubigrip is probably the best known brand but Boots do their own. It might be an idea to wear it on your next run too.

    Hope you are on the mend.

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