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Offline Jamie_Clubb

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Sports Injury
« on: October 12, 2004, 07:38:28 PM »
Hi all,

I am a 28 year old martial arts instructor who has led a very active life. Along the way I have encountered various injuries, which I have worked around and successfully rehabilitated. I dislocated my elbow a year and a half ago, but through ultra-sound and regular exercise I was able to make the damaged arm stronger and suppler than ever before. I used to sprain my ankle on an annual basis, but, again, with ultra-sound and personal care I have not suffered from the re-occurring injury for six years now, despite living an even more active life than before.

Now I am troubled by a worrying and peculiar problem with my knees.  For some reason I begin to suffer from a sharp pain in my knees after running longer than four and a half miles. I rarely run longer than this distance, but last Sunday I was on a 13 mile half marathon pushing a wheelchair when I suffered from it more than ever. I had to walk the last four miles and the whole experience was very frustrating, as I am easily fit enough to complete the course, but pain restricted me from doing so.

My local GP has referred me to a specialist for an X-ray as she cannot detect any obvious signs. My right knee hurts more than my left and the whole experience has left me with a very painful left Achilles tendon. I presume this is from over compensating with my left leg when I tried to run with a right knee. I encountered a milder version of these ailments when I ran for four and half miles on other occasions and they seem to follow a similar pattern: main pain in right knee, milder pain in left knee and some form of pain in left foot.

Thank you in advance for your input.


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Re: Sports Injury
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2004, 09:35:18 PM »
Hey !!

Even if you are welltrained you can overdo yourself. It can be the ground your running at, but also this having a wheelchair in front of you running may have put some extraweight on your knees. Maybe you need other shoes.It can be so easy that some rest and excercising your quads and other muscles surrounding your joints may help. Try it and see if it helps.

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Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
Spinaldamage wheeler 100%.
Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.