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2018-04-11 7:09 AM


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Subject: Knee injury
Hello,
Im not a marathon runner but used to run 4 miles 3-4 times a week to stay healthy. About a year and a half ago I fell over an uneven sidewalk. Scraped hands and knees, no biggie. Running resumed a couple days later with a bruised knee. Since however, my left knee has never been the same, I haven't been able to stand on my knee to do anything. Again, not too big of a deal, sucks but I'll live. Every once in a while I'd accidently put pressure on it, get a ZING, but no lingering effects. Now though I had a baby four months ago and I guess I've been crawling around and stressed the knee out. Over the past two days it went from a small pain where I laid off my biking class, to yesterday not really making it up the stairs, to this morning of a constant pain (nothing intense, but it's constant). I can't pinpoint anything I did over the last couple days that would have caused this; there wasn't an OUCH moment. Any guesses as to what this could be? Besides icing and laying off anything else? Has this happened to anyone? How long until I'm mobile again?
HELP! the weather is FINALLY warming and I would love to resume my runs and lose these pregger pounds!


2018-04-11 9:20 AM
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Subject: RE: Knee injury
Originally posted by Coffeebeans

Hello,
Im not a marathon runner but used to run 4 miles 3-4 times a week to stay healthy. About a year and a half ago I fell over an uneven sidewalk. Scraped hands and knees, no biggie. Running resumed a couple days later with a bruised knee. Since however, my left knee has never been the same, I haven't been able to stand on my knee to do anything. Again, not too big of a deal, sucks but I'll live. Every once in a while I'd accidently put pressure on it, get a ZING, but no lingering effects. Now though I had a baby four months ago and I guess I've been crawling around and stressed the knee out. Over the past two days it went from a small pain where I laid off my biking class, to yesterday not really making it up the stairs, to this morning of a constant pain (nothing intense, but it's constant). I can't pinpoint anything I did over the last couple days that would have caused this; there wasn't an OUCH moment. Any guesses as to what this could be? Besides icing and laying off anything else? Has this happened to anyone? How long until I'm mobile again?
HELP! the weather is FINALLY warming and I would love to resume my runs and lose these pregger pounds!


Go see an orthopedic specialist. It may be weakness associated with injury, chronic inflammation, or it may be a slight ligament tear. Who knows? Over 40 years of running I've dealt with multiple flair ups in my knees. Every so often I've had issues that linger like yours which don't get better with rest and time. A trip to the doc, maybe some physical therapy and you're likely right back in the groove. And then I'm beating myself up for why I waited so long to get professional help that quickly treated and fixed the issue

This sure seems better than having an injury hang around to impact your training for 18 months.

Best of luck.

2018-04-11 8:01 PM
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I've had the same situation, well maybe except for the baby, but certainly with the knee. On several occasions I've done something similar to my knee. The first time I did this I had swelling after ignoring it for a week. When I finally went to the Orthopaedic doctor I had gouty crystals in the fluid and the pain was immense. The next time it happened a dozen years later it was nothing more than a tweak and in two weeks I was back at it. The last time I did it I was dealing with miniscus. It still gives me pain periodically but nothing I can't deal with.

You should have it checked and hope it is not gout. A tear has less pain than gout. Good luck.
2018-04-12 9:57 AM
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I'm mainly here to bump the non spam posts. We were inundated with spam posts in this thread today it appears.

See a doc.

Hopefully it's something that will heal...or can be repaired.
I messed up my shoulder. Embarrassing injury. Let's just say it involved slipping on a wheelchair ramp at a pool while towing a cooler. Won't say what was in the cooler. It may have been a contributing factor.

Dull intermittent pain for weeks. More or less went away. Got that 'clicking' sound when stretching. So...likely something tore.
I was pretty much reserved to the idea that it would be surgery if I didn't get it taken care of. A couple weeks later, pain went away. No mobility issues.

Why I waited for it to pass to talk to the doc, I'll never know. But probably just a small tear, and while it didn't repair itself, it was small enough to heal. Should be of no concern.

See a doc and we'll keep our fingers crossed with ya.
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