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Hey guys newbie here.

 

I've always had a on/off rythem on running/jogging excercise for as long as I know.

A year and a half ago I took part in a program with regular morning excercise, with a goal of reaching a 1.5 Mile run within 12 minutes after six months.

Before that program I never ran on the field and only did light tread mill jogging to try to reach that 1.5 mile standard.

 

Eventually after six months I was able to complete the program along with the 1.5 mile run under 12 minutes.

After that I only jogged whenever I felt like it thinking I could reach my past performance if I really tried just like I did in the program.

 

Problem is for the past 6 months i've had knee pain (mostly on my left knee), I gave it a couple months off jogging to see if it was temporary but it still was the same after 10 minutes.

I've tried jogging through the pain but it just gets worse to the point where i'd have to rest for 3 days for the pain to go away.

 

I'm young, I eat healthy, i'm not overweight, and I've done a physical examination a year ago and had no negtative results.

I want to ask you guys...

When taking such a pro-longed break like I did from routine excercise do some of you have knee pain (Maybe the treadmill jogging before I did the program helped?)?

Does it go away if you keep excercising throughout the week (starting lightly)?

If so do you recommend knee shocks to mitigate the knees damage?

 

I'm asking because i'm worried since I hear knee's are one of the most used parts of the body since it supports your upper body weight so it shouldn't be tampered with too much.

 

 

Thanks a bunch fellas.

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This sounds like a question for a qualified medical professional rather than for an internet forum.  I think if you're getting knee pain that takes three days to stop, it's not something to try to run off.

 

You mentioned a physical examination - was that with a doctor or a physio, and was it for this issue in particular? I've found that local/family doctors typically don't know a great deal about these kinds of injuries, and if this was a general medical, chances are they're not looking for knee issues. I'd suggest seeing a physiotherapist if that's possible. The fact that this hasn't got better after a period of rest is new information that could help a diagnosis, so if you've not sought help since your break, that's another reason to do so.

 

Not having the right running shoes can cause problems, but pain for three days afterwards sounds like a bit more than a shoe issue, though that may turn out to be part of the problem

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1 hour ago, Rostov said:

 

This sounds like a question for a qualified medical professional rather than for an internet forum.  I think if you're getting knee pain that takes three days to stop, it's not something to try to run off.

 

You mentioned a physical examination - was that with a doctor or a physio, and was it for this issue in particular? I've found that local/family doctors typically don't know a great deal about these kinds of injuries, and if this was a general medical, chances are they're not looking for knee issues. I'd suggest seeing a physiotherapist if that's possible. The fact that this hasn't got better after a period of rest is new information that could help a diagnosis, so if you've not sought help since your break, that's another reason to do so.

 

Not having the right running shoes can cause problems, but pain for three days afterwards sounds like a bit more than a shoe issue, though that may turn out to be part of the problem

 

 

I had a physical examination by a doctor for a job. They didn't look deeply into my knee's but rather my over all physical performance, so I don't think i'm in some sort of critical condition (such as cancer).

 

I do have running shoes by the way. 

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I'd suggest seeing a physiotherapist about your knee problems if that's feasible for you, and if you can find one who specialises in sports injuries, even better.

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21 hours ago, Rostov said:

 

I'd suggest seeing a physiotherapist about your knee problems if that's feasible for you, and if you can find one who specialises in sports injuries, even better.

I've got to agree with this. A general practitioner is great for general medicine but when it comes specifically to problems with the muskuloskeletal system, it's best to work with someone who focuses in that area. Physical Therapist is a great idea. Another great option is an orthopedist.

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Can you clarify what you mean by pain? Is the joint tight and difficult to move or does it hurt like you slammed it into something?

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2 hours ago, holmesc said:

Found out it was runners knee 

 

With all due respect, this guy does not know what he's talking about. Rolling the IT band is ridiculous. Saying the IT Band is to tight is moronic. The IT Band is connective tissue. It's got the consistency of a truck tire and is designed to be tight to provide stability during dynamic movement. Foam rolling is for muscles to knead them and help improve the blood flow through them.  I'm not going to say his theories are incorrect because runners knee (Patellofemorol Paint Syndrome) has not been entirely defined. The leading theory is it's a misalignment of the knee tracking in the patellar joint. The exercises he provides (save for the IT band crap) are good things to do. Clamshells are awesome for you.. Just don't buy into the IT Band foam rolling crap. it's a painful waste of time.

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On 12/10/2018 at 7:03 AM, Dilnad said:

With all due respect, this guy does not know what he's talking about. Rolling the IT band is ridiculous. Saying the IT Band is to tight is moronic. The IT Band is connective tissue. It's got the consistency of a truck tire and is designed to be tight to provide stability during dynamic movement. Foam rolling is for muscles to knead them and help improve the blood flow through them.  I'm not going to say his theories are incorrect because runners knee (Patellofemorol Paint Syndrome) has not been entirely defined. The leading theory is it's a misalignment of the knee tracking in the patellar joint. The exercises he provides (save for the IT band crap) are good things to do. Clamshells are awesome for you.. Just don't buy into the IT Band foam rolling crap. it's a painful waste of time.

 

 

Alright, good to know!

And yes I think clam shells may have been it. I've been able to run a bit longer each session, and I think i'll be able to "recover" from runners knee eventually.

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