Weird Sudden Onset Knee Stiffness

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Mar 2016
3:31pm, 23 Mar 2016
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Sweaty Frank
My left knee feels fine, until I start my run, and then within the first few steps it feels very tight. If I stop and walk, the sensation goes away. I've seen several doctors and several physical therapists, but none have solved the problem. Have you experienced this, or heard a runner friend describe something like this? Additional info, I had a serious hamstring strain about 7 weeks ago, and have only started trying to run again in the last three weeks. I have a history of arthritis in that knee, but prior to the injury I never had an issue like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Mar 2016
5:08pm, 23 Mar 2016
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fetcheveryone
No idea here, sorry. *bump*
Mar 2016
5:26pm, 23 Mar 2016
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Sweaty Frank
Thanks anyway. *bump right back at ya*
Mar 2016
5:46pm, 23 Mar 2016
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fetcheveryone
I think they should rename Weird Sudden Onset Knee Stiffness so that it has a better acronym. How about Weird Onset Nasty Knee Yelp, or WONKY. Better?

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Mar 2016
6:04pm, 23 Mar 2016
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Jubear
I like the WONKY. Anyway.

Anecdotal wossname only: my ITB issue started like that, just a tightening... And I also have oseto-arthritis in that knee following a tibial plateau fracture. However I'd have thought one of your therapists would have spotted by now if it was as simple as that
Mar 2016
8:49pm, 23 Mar 2016
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kev-eats-owt
That is how my ITB started, the pain was on the outside of my right knee, massive sudden tightening within half a mile of starting a run
Mar 2016
9:12pm, 23 Mar 2016
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Autumnleaves
ITB often manifests itself with knee pain - try a foam roller (or rolling pin) over the ITB - if it's tight you will soon know because your eyes will water!! Foam roller and stretches can really help if that what it is.
Mar 2016
3:14pm, 24 Mar 2016
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Sweaty Frank
Doesn't seem to involve the IT band at all, at least I am not experiencing stiffness or pain in that area. It at the back of the knee, and within the joint itself.
Mar 2016
3:14pm, 24 Mar 2016
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Sweaty Frank
Doesn't seem to involve the IT band at all, at least I am not experiencing stiffness or pain in that area. It at the back of the knee, and within the joint itself.

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