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Offline ned flanders

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running injury and excercises
« on: February 10, 2009, 06:28:17 PM »
Newbie here, in need a of a little help

Been running for 6months now, moved up a gear last week. Training for moutaineering expedition in April.

on Sunday, did 20km jog/walk with 12kg backpak for first time. Done plenty of 20km runs since christmas, but this was first time with added weight. Terrain was snowy and uneven.

Now suffering clicking knees which feel very 'loose' and weak and occasional sharp stabbing pain behind left kneecap especially when walking down stairs.

Guess I've over done it a bit and should ease off training for a while. Have I done long term damage, how long before i can resume training, do i kneed anti-inflammatories.

More importantly what excercises can i do to strngthen knees especially for walking down hill.

many thanks

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Re: running injury and excercises
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 08:12:12 PM »

Like the screen name :D

That fact that you have sharp pain behnid the kneecap should be enought o do as you said...take it easy for a while and dial-down the intensity a bit and see where that takes you.  Is there any swelling involved with the pain or just pain?  I'm not a doctor, or nurse, or PA or therapist, just someone with alot of knee problems over the years so don't take anything anybody tells you to be truth.  But, I don't think a bit of pain after a tough workout is worthy of seeing and ortho doctor just yet.  It sound like you may have just aggrivated the sift tissue under your kneecap.  Especially if you haven't had any noticable trauma.

Rest, ice and slow down for a while is what I would do.  If swelling persists you should probably have it looked at by an orthopedic surgeon...

Best of luck,

Homer Simpson
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1992:  L knee Arthroscopy & MCM repair
1998:  R kneecap dislocation
2002:  R kneecap dislocation
2004:  R kneecap dislocation
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Re: running injury and excercises
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 08:45:39 PM »

Now been diagnosed as Patellar Tendonitis,

Having physio from sports specialist.

Becoming increasingly despondent, as from what i hear and read, this is a permanenet injury with very little chance of a 4week repair in time for my mountaineering expedition in mid-April.

Ned :'( :'(

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Re: running injury and excercises
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 08:30:57 PM »

I have patellar tendonitis, I saw Pt in the fall for about 4 weeks, it helped decrease the amount of pain,( though I do have light flare upsl)  but I also needed to tweek my workout schedule a bit too and ice after workouts, I no longer do 4 hard cardios a week but I throw so strength training workouts in also.  I don't have a goal a mountaineering expedition though so I wasn't under any certain time frame.  Take care of yourself, from what I've learned about this problem is that it will seem like it is under control for a while and then will rear its ugly head.

1976 first dislocation 10 years old
1980 14 yrs old LR, MR, remove chip bone
1980-2005 numerous dislocations
March 2007 Proximal/distal realignment, chondroplasty
July 2007 MUA
July 2008  synvisc
Sept 2008 patellar tendon tendonitis
June 2009 hardware removal, LR, debriedment