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Something behind my left knee

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Oct 2013
8:42pm, 24 Oct 2013
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So I ran a 50K a few weeks ago and had no problems. But just over a week afterwards I felt a strange twinge behind my left knee when I was coming down some stairs. Thought nothing of it and went for a reasonably speedy 4.5 miler the next day. Since then I'm getting aching behind the knee (I've stopped running). It goes after a few days but then returns after a while. It only seems to come back when I'm walking down stairs.

Most odd and I'm slowly growing a belly due to a lack of exercise!
Oct 2013
8:44pm, 24 Oct 2013
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well done on the 50k, I have no idea if your knee is normal or not but please blog re the royal parks :-) hope you heal soon
Oct 2013
8:52pm, 24 Oct 2013
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As someone with a knackered knee, I would suggest getting it looked at, I had a pain in my knee at Christmas and there was a piece of fractured bone I floating around my knee which required surgery in May? I'm not saying that's what you have, but I wouldn't take any chances with it if it's still painful. I have had too many problems with my knee in the past, so when it gets properly painful I get it seen to.
Oct 2013
8:58pm, 24 Oct 2013
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Derby Tup
+ 1 for getting someone to look at the knee. They're extremely complex joints
Oct 2013
9:23pm, 24 Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
8:09am, 25 Oct 2013
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I thought it was a baker's cyst initially but couldn't see / feel any obvious swelling. I was waiting to see if it settled down a bit, but it hasn't so I think an initial visit to my GP is in order. Luckily my GP is actually into sports and is actually helpful.
Oct 2013
1:24pm, 27 Oct 2013
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Best to get it checked . Ive been out with similar knee problems since june. Turns out ive got loose cartlidge floating around back there and now on waiting list to see orthopeadic surgeon. Try a physio visit they should be able to tell u straight away. Good luck hope ur on the mend soon x
Oct 2013
8:47pm, 30 Oct 2013
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Still hurts when I go down more than a couple of stairs. GP on Friday!
Nov 2013
9:46am, 9 Nov 2013
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GP visit was inconclusive although he was as helpful as he could be. He agreed to refer me if required by but I've started running again since with only minor aching at the moment. A physio suggested it is / was a hamstring injury. I've been rolling it well after running and not pushing the pace and keeping short strides.

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