Out of three sports in triathlon, running has been my best event;
however, after trying to bring up the other two sports up to the
same level as my running, it has sort of become the one I like the
least. One of the contributing factor is a funny knee condition
I have when I run.
It started about half a year ago. Usually runners
experience knee discomfort when they land, but mine is when I am
taking the stride. This only happens to my right leg: when it is
in the air to take the stride, flexing from back to the front, it
feels like someone inside the knee is rubbing on a funny bone on the
right side of the right knee. The precise location is just under
the right knee cap, on the outside edge of the knee joint.
It would start out to be some kind of slight annoying feelings, like
someone is tickling a nerve, then develop into an intolerable sharp and
short burst of sensation on the nerve inside in about 10 minutes.
The feeling is so intensive that it makes my heart "skip" everytime
I am in the air taking the next stride. I would not categorize it
as pain because it goes away right immediately if I don't aggravate it.
But it is very uncomfortable.
When I land, however, it is no problem, nice and firm, but when my
right leg is in the air, it rubs on some nerve and really bugs me.
The condition is not consistent; some days if I ignore it, it goes
away and I will only feel it if I walk down the stairs after the run,
but the annoyance is tolerable. Some days it decides to stay, and
progressively gets worse as I run. After a while, it is so annoying
that I cannot keep running because whenever I am in the air flexing
my knee, the sensation of rubbing on the "funny bone" is so great
that I literally "jump" in the air, affecting my concentration
on taking the next stride. This is particular upsetting when I am
running really well: no muscle fatiquing, no breathing problem, every
thing is just fine, and I am forced to stop to walk the rest of the
way because of this intolerable annoyance.
Has anyone had experienced this symptom? I went to see my school's
doctor, and he said : "oh, you have runner's knee. Just rest."
Well, that does not really tell/help me anything; we all know we
need to rest if we are tired, but how about when we are not tired
and what is stopping us is not mental or physical fatique? Thank you
for any advice!!
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