Knee pain

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    Jun 07, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    Hey guys
    I've been trying to start running more. The biggest obstacle is this TERRIBLE knee pain I've run into. It isn't like I'm running long distances. 15 min 2 x a week. The pain is in the lower part of my kneecaps very "near the surface of my skinn".

    How do runners treat knee pain / prevent it?
  • mybud

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    Jun 07, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    Do you stretch out before running?.How old are your running shoes?.I average 30 or more miles a week in the spring and summer.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 07, 2014 4:52 AM GMT
    I've used an Elastic Knee Bandage, and they worked great

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    Jun 07, 2014 4:55 AM GMT
    mybud saidDo you stretch out before running?.How old are your running shoes?.I average 30 or more miles a week in the spring and summer.


    I stretch a ton before running. I've run maybe 50 miles in my shoes. Maybe
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    Jun 07, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI've used an Elastic Knee Bandage, and they worked great

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    Ill research that. What is the purpose of the knee bandage?
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    Jun 07, 2014 4:59 AM GMT
    Hmmm looks like quadriceps strength might be in order. Any exercise suggestions?
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    Jun 07, 2014 5:01 AM GMT
    15 minutes 2x a week is rather light. I'd see your doctor. Use a stationary bicycle or swimming until your doctor figures out what's going on.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 07, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    AusTxDude said
    AMoonHawk saidI've used an Elastic Knee Bandage, and they worked great


    Ill research that. What is the purpose of the knee bandage?


    It provides extra support for you knee ... try an ace bandage if you like first, but they are sort of uncomfortable and will unravel when you are running, but you'll see if you feel a difference.
  • mybud

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    Jun 07, 2014 5:31 AM GMT
    Ya try the knee bandage..
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    Jun 08, 2014 7:46 PM GMT
    I was having some knee pain a few months ago. I think I worked out far too hard too soon since I was just getting back into shape. I went to the doctor and he said it was "jumper's knee" and that my cartilage was fine. He gave me some exercises, which, candidly I didn't really do, but I did take it easy for a while and switched to a recumbent bike at the gym. It's much better now and I'm starting to work some squatty things back into my routine. Squats were exceedingly painful before and I was even having pain walking up/down stairs.

    I would say go to a doctor to get an actual diagnosis because there are many things that it could be. Other than that, rest+changes to your workout might be all you need.

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    Jun 08, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    Knee pain sucks. I usually take a day or two off from jogging/sports and consider new shoes if I've had them for awhile. As I've slowly became a consistent jogger, I've learned shoes are very important.