Re: Runner's knee

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Posted by raylite on April 10, 2003 at 08:38:58:

In Reply to: Runner's knee posted by Bmor on February 12, 2003 at 19:26:41:

: Lately, I have been experiencing pain around my knee when I run. I warm up & stretch but after 10 minutes of running my knee starts aching. I then continue to walk until I don't feel comfortable. A couple days later I am able to run again but the pain comes back. This happens when running on the road and also trails. I started running a year ago, quit a couple times but keep coming back to it. I have exercised quadriceps (squats & walking), iced knee, and tried ace bandages with no improvement. I have neutral pronation and run with a stable shoe. Does anyone have suggestions?

Over the years, whenever I have had persistent knee pain while running, I always change shoes. If I change to a pair of running shoes that I "don't like" (don't feel as comfortable), the pain goes away. It must have something to do with getting into some kind of stride habit. So now I keep two or three "different" types of shoes around (support, cushion, curved last, straight last, flexible, stiff) and change often. Hope that helps.

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