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Offline meek23

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minor knee pain?
« on: August 27, 2008, 11:13:35 PM »
hi guys. Im new to the site and was after a bit of advice? I've recently started exercising again after a long time of beng lazy. I used to be really active, football, cycling, swimming but havent done much for about 5 years. I started with running and after about 3 weeks both knees started too really hurt, i put it down to impact from running outside but it hasnt gone. My doctor says its muscular due to inactivity and my quads in particular arent strong enough. Without looking at them would you say that was a fair assessment? I'm pretty sure he has it right as i think the strain is affecting other muscles above and below the knee which i read can happen.

Any feedback would be brilliant

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Re: minor knee pain?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 02:06:57 AM »
Hi Meek,

So you have never had any sort of knee injury? And your knee didn't experience any sort of trauma, right? Like a fall, twisting it, etc? If not, then it sounds like it is just lack of use. I think you need to just get them used to all the activity again, that's all.  there should be a way for your doctor to test your quad strength (my physiotherapist was able to for me. Due to my knee surgery and being non weight bearing for 6 weeks, my right quad atrophied a lot).

Your best bet is that if it persists, go see a physiotherapist or sports doctor. They can properly diagnose you. Often more accurately than your family doctor (since these guys are specialists). Try to find one that specializes in knees (a sports doctor). good luck :)
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Re: minor knee pain?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 06:24:06 PM »
I agree with Nevella and best to see a physiotherapist by going to your GP and ask if you can see one. The PT which they known as for short will access you knee problem and decide what course of action is needed. May be given muscle strengthening excercises to do to build up your quad muscles.

Going swimming and going to the gym is a good way of building up muscles, using the cross trainer and excercise bike is good for the leg muscles but ask the PT 1st if you can use the machines at the gym.

If its still the same after a few weeks or months may have a MRI scan, but dont worry about it yet as you may well not need it.

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