Runners knee treatment???

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Sep 2012
3:39pm, 3 Sep 2012
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Callum Bampton
I have discovered a pain under my left knee-cap and have now understand it to be 'runners knee" or "chondromalacia patellae", and this has probably been caused by the 25% increase in my mileage.

The pain isn't felt when running, just a tad going downstairs and after runs.

Can I still train on it and what stretches / treatment would you advocate??

Thanks. :)
Sep 2012
3:40pm, 3 Sep 2012
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Callum Bampton
I should also add that my shoes are from 3 - 6 months old and have gone through roughly 300 miles each.
Sep 2012
3:41pm, 3 Sep 2012
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UltraPaulo
I would imagine the mileage on your shoes is most likely identical ;)
Sep 2012
6:51pm, 3 Sep 2012
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James1982a
You was in the local paper the other day :-) ;-)

*states obvious*

*boing*
Sep 2012
10:19pm, 3 Sep 2012
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BanjoBax
this article in the clinic section in Fetch Wiki may help :- http://www.fetcheveryone.com/article-view.php?id=247 (Cabletow is a GP and Sports Doctor so knows what he's on about)
Sep 2012
12:38pm, 4 Sep 2012
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tom_craggs
I would add to the article the importance of strengthening the gluteal muscles - particularly glute medius.
Sep 2012
12:43pm, 4 Sep 2012
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tom_craggs
Further to this if you are the Callum Bampton I think you are then firstly well done on the strides you have made with your running so far - keep up the good work - and secondly you are young to be picking up patella related injuries - before yuou embark on a conditioning programme please seek out good medical advice from a sports minded physiotherpaist or GP. Cheers. T
Sep 2012
12:46pm, 4 Sep 2012
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Velociraptor
I would advise getting a proper diagnosis and treatment programme. "Runner's knee" and "chondromalacia patellae" aren't synonymous and one is a great deal more amenable than the other to simple treatment, and an increase in running mileage isn't necessarily the cause.

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