Posted by: Raffie | 2012/02/28


Running 41 years,now knee problems.Neutral runner.Now 60km per week.Easy running.Knee hurts very much on the inside expecially on down hills.
Does ITB occur on the inside or outside of the knee?
Does the so called lazer operation work and what does it entail?
How long out of action?

Thank you

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Hi Raffie

ITB is on the outside of the knee, and it is worse on downhills than uphills. The surgery is only partly effective, it depends on the case, but given that your symptom is pain inside, it's unlikely to be ITB. More likely is patello-femoral pain, but you need to have it diagnosed before any treatment can be done. Then you'll know the answer to all those questions. Most likely, the course of action will be rehab exercises which strengthen the muscles of the upper leg and also the glutes, and that often takes a month or so to start producing results. But again, none of these are answers, just possibilities and you need to see someone for the definite answers

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