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Offline dominic cassidy

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Left Knee Pain Mystery
« on: January 10, 2020, 01:53:13 PM »
A runner's question this: despite visits to sports therapists and plenty of stretching, gait analysis/professional shoe fittings, etc. I have an ongoing (left) knee pain issue that only really kicks in around the 16 - 19 mile mark, and then quickly becomes pretty unbearable - making marathons nearly impossible for me.

The pain is quite clearly coming from the lower/inner part of the left knee. If I sit and bend my left knee at 90 degrees and then press hard into the area to the left and slightly below the knee cap I can certainly feel an inner pain not present in the corresponding place on my right knee. I'm at my wit's end with this, does any of this sound familiar to others...any suggested solutions?

Thanks for your time! 

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Re: Left Knee Pain Mystery
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 04:04:14 PM »
Have you had an MRI to check for damage in the joint? Meniscus, cartilage?

What have the sports therapists said (do they specialise in running related issues)? Does it only hurt when running? What happens if you run less and bring other activity in like cycling or swimming? Triathlon maybe with a shorter run?

How old are you?
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 04:50:05 PM by Vickster »
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