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Poor knees but really miss running :(

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CalamityKate Tue 25-Sep-12 10:15:10

That's it really.

Did the C25K a couple of years ago and it's the only time I've LOVED exercise.

Unfortunately when I got to the stage of running for half an hour or so my knees started hurting. I did all the right things - splashed out on gait analysis and properly fitted trainers, went back to running slower and for shorter periods but the pain didn't go away so I had to stop sad

All I do now is walk the dogs but they still hurt. Sometimes worse than others but especially going up and down stairs.

Is it worth going to the GP or is he just going to tell me it's the usual aches and pains of getting older? I'm 45.

Any chance I will ever be able to run again?

ZZZenAgain Tue 25-Sep-12 10:17:42

I don't know, I'm sorry but I think it is worth getting a doctor to have a look and get some advice on how to proceed. I hope you won't always have this pain..

CalamityKate Tue 25-Sep-12 10:25:38

Thanks x I feel so old, with me aches and pains! I'm so gutted; I always hated exercise with a passion but the thrill of starting out struggling to run for 30 seconds and progressing to running for half an hour was amazing! Got such a kick out of it. My resting pulse rate went down dramatically, I was more relaxed, slept better..... Sigh.

Is it like an arthtitic pain or do you think it is definately sports related?? Maybe start taking cod liver oil with glucosomate in it..takes about 8-12 weeks to start working but some people think it is marvellous.

Have you tried strapping your knees before running to give added support? How long did you run for before the pain made you stop?? A few months?? Longer??

I have dodgy knees and when I took up spinning they started hurting...I ignored and carried on and after a few weeks the pain stopped. I still get days when they twinge (esp if I do too many knee lunges) but I just try and ignore.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 25-Sep-12 11:30:54

Go and see a sports medicine specialist.

CalamityKate Tue 25-Sep-12 15:03:11

Definitely started due to running. Prob after about 4 weeks? Tried strapping up, no difference.

Will try GP then sports medicine bod. Thanks all x

malinois Tue 25-Sep-12 15:13:45

I had the same when I got to about 10k - I could not even go down the stairs without pain. Combination of glucosamine/chondroitin supplements and strength straining (squats and deadlifts) to increase joint stability and it went away in a couple of months and never came back.

CalamityKate Tue 25-Sep-12 20:46:27

Ooh that's encouraging! smile thanks x

BlueChampagne Thu 27-Sep-12 13:56:43

I feel your pain CalamityKate - see thread on dodgy achilles! Might you and your knees take to cycling?

girlindevon Sat 29-Sep-12 12:42:35

Have you been to see a physio?

Could be a number of reasons why your knees have become a problem - muscle imbalance, altered biomechanics etc.

Sometimes having the correct footwear isn't enough and it's a combination of things that can help.

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