Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 06:55:22


I just ran my first marathon a little over two weeks ago and haven't run
since.  For about two days after the marathon the outside of my knee was
quite sore but went away.  Last night I tried to go out and run but couldn't
even do a mile because my knee kept feeling like it was locking up on the
outside and felt like something needed to pop to relieve pressure.  It is on
the outside of my left knee and doesn't hurt at all when I'm not running.
There doesn't appear to be any swelling but when I put my fingers against
the side of my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop.
Anyone have any ideas on what this could be....I'm thinking runners knee or
itbs but not sure how to overcome this setback.  I really want to get back
out there and start running again.

Dave

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by club_ora.. » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 17:39:37

First things first, only post your problem once, that will
help your knee alot.

Secondly go to a physio, I'm suffering from ITBS at the minute
and I know that there is no quick fix to it so go and get it
checked. Yuo'll be back running in no time if you follow
the phsios advice(I hope).

Quote:

> I just ran my first marathon a little over two weeks ago and haven't run
> since.  For about two days after the marathon the outside of my knee was
> quite sore but went away.  Last night I tried to go out and run but couldn't
> even do a mile because my knee kept feeling like it was locking up on the
> outside and felt like something needed to pop to relieve pressure.  It is on
> the outside of my left knee and doesn't hurt at all when I'm not running.
> There doesn't appear to be any swelling but when I put my fingers against
> the side of my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop.
> Anyone have any ideas on what this could be....I'm thinking runners knee or
> itbs but not sure how to overcome this setback.  I really want to get back
> out there and start running again.

> Dave


 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 07:53:52

I apologize...didn't realize it posted more than once.  Thanks for the
advice.

Dave


Quote:
> First things first, only post your problem once, that will
> help your knee alot.

> Secondly go to a physio, I'm suffering from ITBS at the minute
> and I know that there is no quick fix to it so go and get it
> checked. Yuo'll be back running in no time if you follow
> the phsios advice(I hope).


> > I just ran my first marathon a little over two weeks ago and haven't run
> > since.  For about two days after the marathon the outside of my knee was
> > quite sore but went away.  Last night I tried to go out and run but
couldn't
> > even do a mile because my knee kept feeling like it was locking up on
the
> > outside and felt like something needed to pop to relieve pressure.  It
is on
> > the outside of my left knee and doesn't hurt at all when I'm not
running.
> > There doesn't appear to be any swelling but when I put my fingers
against
> > the side of my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop.
> > Anyone have any ideas on what this could be....I'm thinking runners knee
or
> > itbs but not sure how to overcome this setback.  I really want to get
back
> > out there and start running again.

> > Dave


 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by Steve » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 07:44:34

Dave,
It does sound like ITBS.  You might try doing one of the ITB stretches
and see if the soreness goes to pain.  When I had ITBS I did the
standing with legs crossed stretch it exactly targeted the pain.  You
do have to do the stretch correctly to isolate the ITB.  My symptoms
were exactly the same as yours "I put my fingers against the side of
my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop".  Of course
I did this after going to the doctor trying to prove he was right
or wrong.

Steve W.

Quote:

> I just ran my first marathon a little over two weeks ago and haven't run
> since.  For about two days after the marathon the outside of my knee was
> quite sore but went away.  Last night I tried to go out and run but couldn't
> even do a mile because my knee kept feeling like it was locking up on the
> outside and felt like something needed to pop to relieve pressure.  It is on
> the outside of my left knee and doesn't hurt at all when I'm not running.
> There doesn't appear to be any swelling but when I put my fingers against
> the side of my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop.
> Anyone have any ideas on what this could be....I'm thinking runners knee or
> itbs but not sure how to overcome this setback.  I really want to get back
> out there and start running again.

> Dave

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Sun, 12 Oct 2003 08:39:56

Steve,

    Thanks for the advice.  I'll give them a try!

Dave


Quote:
> Dave,
> It does sound like ITBS.  You might try doing one of the ITB stretches
> and see if the soreness goes to pain.  When I had ITBS I did the
> standing with legs crossed stretch it exactly targeted the pain.  You
> do have to do the stretch correctly to isolate the ITB.  My symptoms
> were exactly the same as yours "I put my fingers against the side of
> my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop".  Of course
> I did this after going to the doctor trying to prove he was right
> or wrong.

> Steve W.




Quote:
> > I just ran my first marathon a little over two weeks ago and haven't run
> > since.  For about two days after the marathon the outside of my knee was
> > quite sore but went away.  Last night I tried to go out and run but
couldn't
> > even do a mile because my knee kept feeling like it was locking up on
the
> > outside and felt like something needed to pop to relieve pressure.  It
is on
> > the outside of my left knee and doesn't hurt at all when I'm not
running.
> > There doesn't appear to be any swelling but when I put my fingers
against
> > the side of my knee and bend it I can feel and sometimes hear it pop.
> > Anyone have any ideas on what this could be....I'm thinking runners knee
or
> > itbs but not sure how to overcome this setback.  I really want to get
back
> > out there and start running again.

> > Dave

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by n.. » Tue, 14 Oct 2003 01:40:41

Wait...I have this exact same problem, except it's in my right knee.
What's ITBS(pardon my ignorance)?


Quote:
>Dave,
>It does sound like ITBS.  You might try doing one of the ITB stretches

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:19:21

Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Quote:

> Wait...I have this exact same problem, except it's in my right knee.
> What's ITBS(pardon my ignorance)?


> >Dave,
> >It does sound like ITBS.  You might try doing one of the ITB stretches

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by n.. » Wed, 15 Oct 2003 03:34:00

Thanks David. How's your knee so far? I tried doing the ITBS stretch
and it did target the correct spot. I'm wondering if a visit to a
doctor is in order though...how do I tell if I need a doc?

On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 21:19:21 -0400, "David Drake"

Quote:

>Iliotibial Band Syndrome

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:43:22

Good question.  I haven't been out to run on it in the last week.  I'm
trying to give it some time to heal.  I have no pain doing normal activities
so I'm planning on going for a short run tomorrow night and see how it does.
I would try giving it some rest for about a week and doing the stretches and
icing it and if it still doesn't feel any better then I would go see a doc.


Quote:
> Thanks David. How's your knee so far? I tried doing the ITBS stretch
> and it did target the correct spot. I'm wondering if a visit to a
> doctor is in order though...how do I tell if I need a doc?

> On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 21:19:21 -0400, "David Drake"

> >Iliotibial Band Syndrome

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:44:27

Steve,

Thanks for the reply.  I'm thinking your right.  Going to try and get back
out there tomorrow night and see how it goes.  Wish me luck!

Dave


Quote:
> sounds like illiotibial band syndrome.  I had the exact same symtpoms
about
> ten years ago.  Basically, I took 1 month off from running about 30mi/week
> and used a nordic track with no problems.  After I changed shoes (I had an
> old worn out pair of Asics MC gels), and did some specialized stretches I
> returned to form and havent had a problem since.

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by n.. » Thu, 16 Oct 2003 22:43:35

Good for you! My knee however, hurts even when I walk. Stairs are a
killer. I saw a doctor yesterday and got ibuprofen and some kind of
gel prescribed. The ibuprofen works well but its effect wears off
quickly...I hope this clears up fast since pain while walking is
rather vexing...

Needless to say I haven't been running at all...

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 21:43:22 -0400, "David Drake"

Quote:

>Good question.  I haven't been out to run on it in the last week.  I'm
>trying to give it some time to heal.  I have no pain doing normal activities
>so I'm planning on going for a short run tomorrow night and see how it does.
>I would try giving it some rest for about a week and doing the stretches and
>icing it and if it still doesn't feel any better then I would go see a doc.



>> Thanks David. How's your knee so far? I tried doing the ITBS stretch
>> and it did target the correct spot. I'm wondering if a visit to a
>> doctor is in order though...how do I tell if I need a doc?

>> On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 21:19:21 -0400, "David Drake"

>> >Iliotibial Band Syndrome

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by dieshoot » Sun, 19 Oct 2003 06:38:04

If it is IT problems, Vioxx worked well for me, it reduced the
inflammation and got through a rough period. Also, consider the
Cho-Patt strap (search on the internet will turn one up) ... it's a
strap that fits above your knee, somehow works to help IT problems. It
really worked well.

Others are right, learn the stretches, they work.

And don't give up. You can beat it. Hang in there.

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 01:47:38

Vioxx...hmm  I'll give it a try!!  Thanks for the motivation too!


Quote:
> If it is IT problems, Vioxx worked well for me, it reduced the
> inflammation and got through a rough period. Also, consider the
> Cho-Patt strap (search on the internet will turn one up) ... it's a
> strap that fits above your knee, somehow works to help IT problems. It
> really worked well.

> Others are right, learn the stretches, they work.

> And don't give up. You can beat it. Hang in there.

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by n.. » Mon, 20 Oct 2003 20:24:59

Hi David! How's your knee? Mine's healing up nicely! I can walk
without pain now...:-) going to wait a week more and then hit the road
again!

Regards,
Me!

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 12:47:38 -0400, "David Drake"

Quote:

>Vioxx...hmm  I'll give it a try!!  Thanks for the motivation too!



>> If it is IT problems, Vioxx worked well for me, it reduced the
>> inflammation and got through a rough period. Also, consider the
>> Cho-Patt strap (search on the internet will turn one up) ... it's a
>> strap that fits above your knee, somehow works to help IT problems. It
>> really worked well.

>> Others are right, learn the stretches, they work.

>> And don't give up. You can beat it. Hang in there.

 
 
 

Knee Pain on the side of my Knee

Post by David Drak » Tue, 21 Oct 2003 21:03:48

Well I got one of those bands for my knee and ended up running the Columbus
Marathon yesterday and somehow managed to finish 20:29 faster than I did the
Air Force Marathon last month so I was pretty happy about that.  Was on pace
for like 4:15 for a long time but ended up finishing in 4:24:08.  Had my
knee been healthy I have no doubt that I could have broken 4 hours easily.
My knee was killing me last night but doesn't feel too bad this morning.  I
want to try and do Atlanta next month but will have to see how my knee
recovers first.


Quote:
> Hi David! How's your knee? Mine's healing up nicely! I can walk
> without pain now...:-) going to wait a week more and then hit the road
> again!

> Regards,
> Me!

> On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 12:47:38 -0400, "David Drake"

> >Vioxx...hmm  I'll give it a try!!  Thanks for the motivation too!



> >> If it is IT problems, Vioxx worked well for me, it reduced the
> >> inflammation and got through a rough period. Also, consider the
> >> Cho-Patt strap (search on the internet will turn one up) ... it's a
> >> strap that fits above your knee, somehow works to help IT problems. It
> >> really worked well.

> >> Others are right, learn the stretches, they work.

> >> And don't give up. You can beat it. Hang in there.