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It hurts behind my knee when I walk up stairs

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Apr 2012
8:48pm, 8 Apr 2012
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trebormint
No visible swelling and it is not tender to touch, but it hurts in the middle of the back of my knee when I walk up stairs or if I do butt kicks. This is not good at the best of times, but I'm running London in 2 weeks.

Panic!!!

No amount of chocolate is going to solve this, not even Green and Blacks organic dark chocolate.
Apr 2012
8:56pm, 8 Apr 2012
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swittle
Medical types may be along soon - I am not but I'd ice it and keep off your feet initially. Don't do anything that causes pain. And don't worry about losing fitness: you won't :)
Apr 2012
9:03pm, 8 Apr 2012
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trebormint
Yep, taking it easy and have had an ice patch on it. I only had a couple more short runs planned, but am suspecting they are not going to happen! :-(

Maybe I need to move to a bungalow for the next couple of weeks!!
Apr 2012
9:04pm, 8 Apr 2012
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swittle
Funnily enough, I tried climbing the stairs at a 90 degree angle today, to ease my hamstring. Sort of worked! See you at VLM!
Apr 2012
9:20pm, 8 Apr 2012
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SharonD
When did it start, what were you doing, do you do other stuff besides running, if so what?
What type of pain is it (dull, achey, sharp/pulling), what does your job involve? if sitting on a chair does it hurt to straighten your leg from flexed? Does sitting on a chair itself feel uncomfortable on the backs of your legs? You could go have a sports massage if its still sore after a couple of days rest-they can run through some tests to check out cause, if just tight hammy-tendon then massage may help.
Apr 2012
9:30pm, 8 Apr 2012
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trebormint
It has been lingering a little for the last 2 weeks but was only faint - I put it down to all of the training I have been doing in the last few months. After an easy paced 10 miler yesterday I felt it a lot more and it seems a bit worse today.

Unfortunately I sit on my backside at a desk for a living. I've not had any real hamstring problems before and usually stretch them well with some foam rolling as well. I'll try to fit a sports massage in and see if that helps.

Thanks
Apr 2012
9:48pm, 8 Apr 2012
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SharonD
It may or may not be your hamstring which is why going to see someone would be good & would also give you peace of mind.Don't fret about missing training, you've done all the hard work and fitness for a marathon is there. Use the time you can't run to do some glute and core strengthening stuff and visualise yourself running relaxed, pain free and happy. Good luck;-)
Apr 2012
9:51pm, 8 Apr 2012
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trebormint
Thank you!

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