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Offline ets

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Developing knee problem
« on: November 02, 2005, 07:50:50 PM »
Dear All,

I have recently started to experience knee pain while running. 
History,  am 40 yrs old. Since mid teens was very active in sport, Road running/ long distance racing, basketball, swimming etc until late 20s, Gave up B Ball, and ran for pleasure then, would run approx 40 to 60 miles a week. In my 30s slowed down a bit, family / work etc etc. Started back again last year and now developing pains in my knees.

The pain is isolated to the outer centre of my knees, it starts to build up after about 10 -15 mins and is associated with each foot fall, the faster / harder I run the worse the pain, If I stop running the pain eases off to a dull ache and some slight stiffness which will last for a few days. Ice and rest helps. Any running within a few days immediately starts the pain again. other axctivities, walking, swimming, cycling etc dont cause any problems.

Have heard a lot of horror stories about treatments and surgeries etc, and want to find out more before I start with anything.

Has anyone this type of experience or any advice on potential problems.

Regards  ETS

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Re: Developing knee problem
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 08:12:19 PM »
Hi ETS,
  Sound like it could be IT Band Syndrome.  Here are a couple of site that might be of interest.
http://www.itbs.info/
http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/2000/02_00/fredericson.htm
http://www.thestretchinghandbook.com/archives/knee-pain.htm

Best of luck,
Patty

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Re: Developing knee problem
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005, 08:23:10 PM »
Hi Patty,

Thanks for this, There are similar problems posted and the ITBS seems to be a common theme. IŽll check it out and get back to u.

Cheers. :)
ETS















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