Hi everyone, so yesterday I ran ... you won’t believe it, I did a week 1 run 🤨 my knee hurt by the end of the second to last run, so had to stop. Bluebirdrunner said to me on Strava that I may need to get gait analysis /new trainers again. So I’m booked in on Saturday to see my sports therapist. She will look at my knee and then film me running ... laugh at how bad I am no doubt and say: no wonder you are always injured 🤕! I do have a weird walk so my run is probably odd too. Anyway I will report back on Saturday😁.
Knee news: Hi everyone, so yesterday I ran... - Couch to 5K
Hi CatMo13, So sorry that you are having knee trouble. I had some knee pain early on and it stopped immediately when I bought and wore proper running shoes. They had so much more cushioning compared to the seriously not running trainers that I was wearing. I do hope that your sports therapist is able to help you. It sounds like you perhaps already bought shoes after gait analysis, as you mentioned getting gait analysis /new trainers again. Sounds all very troubling. Where's there's a will there's a way, they say.
Thanks 61andtrying yes I did have it when I was on week 4 originally, but that was 11months ago and I’m wondering if my feet need more support again now. I have to wear arch supports in my usual shoes and I tried them in my trainers last time. That did help as since then my knee feels okay. Thank you 😊
Hmm, mention all this to your sports therapist/running shop. If you wear arch supports in shoes it sounds like you either over/under pronate. My husband over pronates, so he wears inserts (arch supports) in normal trainers/ shoes. Then when he started c25k he was having knee pain. After a gait analysis in a proper running shop he bought the correct supportive running shoe, which he doesn't wear inserts with and his knees were fine. These are road running shoes.
I believe all trail shoes are nuetral.
Your runs, I think include some trails ( rough ground) and some paved bits, so I'm not sure what type of shoe will be recommended.
It might be wearing the inserts in your running shoe that is impacting your knee...
Sorry this all seems a bit jumbled and complicated, but I think getting proper advice one to one will help with your problem.
Definitely worth looking into CatMo. I hope your sports therapist can help you find what's going on with your knee.
It must be so frustrating for you to keep having these niggles that spoils your running and puts you on the ic.
I think you already do some exercises and will look for your news after your appointment.