Posted by: Kosie | 2008/09/08

Knee pain

My wife started experiencing extreme sharp pain on the outside of her left knee when running, after she completed the Oceans Marathon this year. This got so bad that she couldn’ t'  t run anymore. She laid off for a month, tried to start, didn’ t'  work. Went to see a knee specialist. He did a scope and relieved tension on ITB with an incision. After 12 weeks of recovery, she gradually started training again. And the pain started again, just as originally. According to the specialist, there is nothing wrong with the knee itself, the ITB is supposed to be better, what else can it be?

Please help, we' ve tried everything and have spent a lot of money, but nothing seems to work!!

thanks for your assistance!

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Dear Kosie
Pain on the outside of the knee, or lateral aspect of the knee joint, is commonly caused by lateral meniscus tears, lateral collateral ligament injuries or IT band tendonitis.
Please let her see a biokineticist - it may be the way she runs, her shoes or her gait that causes unneccessary strain on the soft tissue of the knee and if you don't fix this with training, other shoes etc the problem will keep on repeating itself. You will find a biocineticist in the yellow pages of the telephone book. Alternatively try to find a doctor that specializes in sports medicine.
Dr Bets

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