Runners Knee

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Mar 2013
5:47pm, 26 Mar 2013
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Rambling mother runner
Does anyone have experience of Runner's Knee (painful outer knee?). Over the last couple of runs, I've found it hits at about 3 miles and is really sore! Just wondering if I simply need to rest, or see somebody about it?
Mar 2013
6:09pm, 26 Mar 2013
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Tarahumara
Check your IT bands aren't all tight...
Mar 2013
7:22pm, 26 Mar 2013
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Cyclops
Hello Rambling! Welcome to Fetch. There's a thread somewhere all about this but it's titled with the long name of whatever IT stands for.... I can't remember and I'm still searching...
Mar 2013
7:24pm, 26 Mar 2013
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Cyclops
iliotibial band!!
Mar 2013
7:43pm, 26 Mar 2013
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ZenDog
Hi Rambling, as Cyclops says it is indeed a tight Iliotibial Band that often causes "Runner's Knee". Try pasting the link below for some images of ITB stretches that may help.

Doing body-weight squats and other strength exercises sometimes helps also.

google.co.uk
Mar 2013
9:17pm, 26 Mar 2013
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Rambling mother runner
Thanks for the link...will incorporate some of those stretches into my training. I have recently taken up Kettle Bells to try to strengthen my core, I obviously need to work on the knees also!
Apr 2013
7:52pm, 12 Apr 2013
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tom_craggs
Google glute medius strengthening.

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