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Offline mil1234

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Can it be ITBS if it doesn't get worse when running downhill?
« on: September 14, 2021, 01:22:26 AM »
I am a 20 year old runner who has been experiencing lateral knee pain for about 3 months. It is a deep aching pain on the outside of both my knees - feels like its on the bone (although it hurts my right knee more). It does not seem to fit the diagnoses of ITBS as it doesn't worsen when going downhill and there is no swelling. Also, they both have started to make 'grinding/creaky' sounds when I feel them when bending and extending them. They also really hurt after I extend my legs after sitting cross legged for a while. Any thoughts on what it could be would be appreciated - thanks!

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Re: Can it be ITBS if it doesn't get worse when running downhill?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 10:42:53 AM »
Have you consulted a health professional? If not, a physical therapist would be a good place to start. Presumably given it’s been going on a few months, you’ve tried resting for a prolonged period, a few weeks?

You really need to get a professional to examine you thoroughly as it could be all manner of issues. This gives info about common knee problems but there’s more in the learning portfolio
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/common-knee-disorders
« Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 11:15:08 AM by vickster »
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