Ooowww, my knees!

Just getting over Keepfit on Wednesday and today my knees are the worst they've ever been. Prob not bad as knees go but I'm going to make a real effort to re-read and do the exercises that CaroleC told me about. Better to do it now than let it get any worse. I'm trying to change the way I run because I probably put the whole of my foot down at the same time which may not help. Not only can I not breathe, now I can't run either!!!!

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  • Oh sorry to hear, yeah the research I've done says to land on mid foot, but also it said not to try and change it overnight. I appear to be a heel striker, so am now focusing on trying to land differently. Good luck ;)

  • I'm trying to land in a more controlled way. Tonight my knees feel worse than ever but I suppose it won't be a quick change!

  • Stayinbed, are you running in proper running shoes that have been fitted for you? Gait analysis and properly fitted shoes go a long, long way towards making sure knees (and other parts of your legs) don't become troublesome.

    CaroleC

  • No, my trainers were about £20 4 years ago, but they support my feet. I'm a neutral runner. I just can't afford the price of running shop trainers, and these were fine until W6 when the runs started getting longer. I've started doing the exercises but think I might have pulled a muscle at the back of my knee. It feels a bit crampy and it aches...oh what joy. Whatever next?

  • My Knees have been a bit dodgy for a few years, since about week 4 I've been wearing tubigrip on both knees when running. It seems to work, my knees don't ache when I'm running.

  • One of my daughters thinks she left some knee supports at our house so I shall hunt for those tomorrow and see if they help! If I can't find them, I shall go to the pound shop and try theirs!

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