Posted by: Russell | 2004/01/08

Mild knee pain

I have a mildly sore knee which I get after running. The best way I can describe it is that it is on the lower part of my right knee, just under the kneecap on the left side.It feels as if I have a slight bruise.there. The pain is not at all bad, but I am training to (hopefully) do the 2 oceans this year and wonder if this is something to be concerned about. I do ice it after I run.

Thanks in advance for your advice,

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Hi Russell
It sounds as though your general biomechanics are slightly off. This can be caused by the shoes you are using, or by a muscle imbalance.
Try rubbing the edge of your ribs on the right side before you go running - there is a reflex that controls the quads and this may help.
If not it may be an idea to see someone so you can have a comfortable 2 Oceans.

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