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Offline celticsfan

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Stiff Knees
« on: August 25, 2008, 12:31:25 AM »
I just found this web site so please forgive me if I am asking this question in the wrong forum.

I recently started running again after about a 8 month layoff but now both of my knees are stiff. I don't have any pain but they never do loosen up during my run. I do not stretch before running but do for about 10 minutes or so after finishing my run. I have been running for at least 30 minutes for the last month on different surfaces.

In the past if I quit running for a week or so and went back to running again that has "cured" it but I really enjoy running and don't want to stop. I am 48 so maybe stiff knees are to be expected at my age. I am hoping someone has some suggestions for me to try.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Offline inga1028

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Re: Stiff Knees
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 05:36:28 AM »
I don't know the answer to your question however....the Celtics ARE awesome...
Used to competitively ballroom dance over 20 hours a week and then...
01/01/08 Sprained keft Ankle
03/08 Dislocated right patella
Patella keeps Dislocating and Subluxing frequently
08/18/08 Arthroscopy, LR & Medial Plication
08/29/08 Start PT for the billionth time

Offline maryc

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Re: Stiff Knees
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 05:42:04 AM »
I would definately stretch before running.  My PT was adament about warming up before any exercise. 
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS