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Knee Pain

I'm now at my wits end can anybody help

I cant get passed 3 runs without getting pain in my left knee, I've had and x-ray the doctor told me my knees fine. Just go low impact don't road run use a treadmill.... that was worse I barely got to the end of my run

I'm so frustrated I don't know what's next I so want to do this has anybody has similar problems and what did you do

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Hi, that sounds tough.

Are you wearing the right shoes ? How fast are you running ? Can you slow down ? Someone else has that problem but I can't remember who, but I remember reading something about concentrating on foot placement, not heel striking hard but a flatter, lower impact strike. Hopefully they'll read this and give more info.

Hang in there

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I'm running just above walking pace so it's not fast, I do need gait analysis I think it could also be down to footwear hydration and running style. I will beat this

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I had some knee pain and I bought knee supports wore them for a few weeks now don't wear them at all and no more knee pain๐Ÿ˜Š

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To reduce impact slow down, avoid heelstriking, keep footfall under your body not out in front, run on grass or treadmill and most importantly, in my opinion, is to wear proper running shoes fitted after a gait analysis done at a specialist running shop.

This information, along with much more, is in the guide to the plan. healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Knee strengthening exercises and stretching after every run, (links in guide) will also help.

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Hi PD !! Yep , can feel your pain on this one .Check out 'voodoo band ', on youtube , definitely has helped me .Also supplementary exercises to strengthen the area around the knees ,calfes and hips , all can again, be found on youtube !Hope this is of help to you .

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Definitely go for the gait analysis at a specialist running shop. They will analyse your foot placement as you run by videoing you on a treadmill, then recommend the correct type of running shoe. It's a worthwhile investment as a poor gait as you run can cause associated pain in the knees, feet and hips. Good luck!

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Given that the doc says itโ€™s not a problem with your knee itself, the usual suspects would be speed, hydration and footwear.

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Go see a physio. Mine was ยฃ37 for half hour. A lot of money! But he told me what I needed to know and Iโ€™ve not been back. Basically my knee pain was due to other muscles in my leg being super tight - glute and calf , he gave me stretches to do twice a day and told me to take 6 weeks off running. Maybe do lower impact exercise in the meantime.

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