Knee

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Apr 2011
11:15pm, 25 Apr 2011
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KelvinC
I still have my annoying knee issue, been 15 weeks now! I didnt realise how much an injury gets you down.
I have some bril weeks, then some rubbish ones. I have a great run one day, then 2-3 days of this annoying knee.
I regularly ice and stretch everyday. I wish I know what was causing this on the inside of mainly my left knee.
Sometimes in the right one, but never bad enough to stop running. OH well...........sorry I am moaning.
Jun 2011
7:40am, 14 Jun 2011
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Goldie999
Morning. Just picking up on your issue, have you managed to resolve it yet?

I started running this time last year to compete in the great Eastern run - Half marathon in Peterborough. All was going swimmingly but I 'ran' into trouble at the ten mile mark. Like an idiot, I wanted to finish so ran/ hobbled the last 3 miles. I rested and iced etc and then ran again with a club and the knee went again. Rested and iced again and went for a 5 miler and it collapsed completely. That was back in November....

I've since been to a sports massage therapist which was really good and gave some short term benefits, however, the pain returned and in mid March I had really had enough. I cashed in on my health insurance, having read horror stories of knee displacement, and having been told I suffer from a vast range of injuries from all of my running mates - lol!

I've had an MRI scan which shows a condition called Semimembranosus Tendonopathy (inner Hamstring) which is connected to the knee through the joint. This is the pain I was getting (ie the inner part of my kneecap and through the joint). The MRI showed swelling and a bit of fluid/ infammation of the joint/ tendon). I'm now having physio to try and sort it but have also discovered that I severely hyperextend (ie my leg goes too far the wrong way at the knee joint), which was the underlying cause.... too much crosstraining at the gym I fear. It's going to be a long road to recovery!

My message is really to get it checked out professionally. I'd never have thought in a million years that it would be the hamstring as opposed to the knee.

Good luck to you!

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