Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Rudedo » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:07:07


Last July, I've developed a DEEP pain in BOTH my knees. I was a big runner
for two years then the pain hit. It hurts most when I stand for a LONG time,
but also when I weight train, even when I DRIVE! I've see a Rhumatologist
and Orthopedic Surgeon and had x-rays and MRIs taken and they don't reveal
any problems. They both came to the conclusion that is CHRONDROMALACIA
PATELLA aka RUNNER'S KNEE. Thing is, they only found a small tracking
problem in my right knee, but not enough to experience a lot of pain, I feel
a LOT of pain in both knees, so much that i can't stand for a long period of
time, not longer than 20 minutes. They recommend Physical Therapy. I've been
working on my quads and the pain is still there, just lessen a little bit.

Other information: I have flat feet, very little arch in my feet. I've
started wearing arch supports a year ago and for about the same amount of
time, I've experienced a SPRAINED ankle, in two spots, pain on the backsides
of my feet; near the ankle(not the palms), pain in the knees and in the back
of my ankles. So my question is, is it my arch supports causing me this
pain, especially in my knees?? If it is CHRONDROMALACIA PATELLA, what is the
best course of action since strengthening of my quads don't seem to be
working? Thanks, any information would be GREATLY appreciated!! My email is

post your input here :)

Rudy
--
"Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in
being able to remake ourselves."
Gandhi

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Ted » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 18:45:37

Rudy,
Get to a chiropractor. You have symptoms of sciatia. I get this
frequently, and the chiro straightens it right out.
Cheers!

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by bikem » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 19:22:44


: Last July, I've developed a DEEP pain in BOTH my knees. I was a big runner
: for two years then the pain hit. It hurts most when I stand for a LONG
time,
: but also when I weight train, even when I DRIVE! I've see a Rhumatologist
: and Orthopedic Surgeon and had x-rays and MRIs taken and they don't reveal
: any problems. They both came to the conclusion that is CHRONDROMALACIA
: PATELLA aka RUNNER'S KNEE. Thing is, they only found a small tracking
: problem in my right knee, but not enough to experience a lot of pain, I
feel
: a LOT of pain in both knees, so much that i can't stand for a long period
of
: time, not longer than 20 minutes. They recommend Physical Therapy. I've
been
: working on my quads and the pain is still there, just lessen a little bit.
:
: Other information: I have flat feet, very little arch in my feet. I've
: started wearing arch supports a year ago and for about the same amount of
: time, I've experienced a SPRAINED ankle, in two spots, pain on the
backsides
: of my feet; near the ankle(not the palms), pain in the knees and in the
back
: of my ankles. So my question is, is it my arch supports causing me this
: pain, especially in my knees?? If it is CHRONDROMALACIA PATELLA, what is
the
: best course of action since strengthening of my quads don't seem to be
: working? Thanks, any information would be GREATLY appreciated!! My email
is

please
: post your input here :)
:
: Rudy
: --
: "Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in
: being able to remake ourselves."
: Gandhi
:
Rudy,

I've dealt with runner's knee as well.  For me, a change in shoe type from
cushioned to stability helped.  I'm now thinking of trying motion control.
If your arches are flat, why would you need arch supports?  Just something
to think about, but I'd certainly try running without them.  I did phys
therapy for my knees, but what helped was strengthening them (over time),
taking glucosamine/chondroiton (helps with pain, though it takes several
weeks for the effects to begin.  See http://www.drtheo.com/ for more info.
Unfortunately, he's started hawking his own brand, but the info is still
good!), biking for cross training and continuining to run at a reduced
volume and pace.

I know it can feel like the end of the world, but you'll get better over
time.  Don't give up!  I had a doc tell me 3 years ago that I would have to
give up running, biking and hiking.  Instead, I got a new doc.

Good Luck!
Brian

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Twittering On » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 19:28:30

Are you an isomer, or
A race mic?
 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Surf McBrows » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 20:58:06

Ah chiropractors, is there anything they can't do?


Quote:
> Rudy,
> Get to a chiropractor. You have symptoms of sciatia. I get this
> frequently, and the chiro straightens it right out.
> Cheers!

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Rudedo » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:19:23

Just a casual runner. For recreation :)

Rudy

--
"Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in
being able to remake ourselves."
Gandhi

Quote:
> Are you an isomer, or
> A race mic?

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Rudedo » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:16:15

Cool, thanks! :)

--
"Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in
being able to remake ourselves."
Gandhi

Quote:
> Rudy,
> Get to a chiropractor. You have symptoms of sciatia. I get this
> frequently, and the chiro straightens it right out.
> Cheers!

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by Rudedo » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:21:23

Thank you everyone for your very useful info! I'll go to a Chiro and see
what he says :)

Rudedog
--
"Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in
being able to remake ourselves."
Gandhi

Quote:
> Last July, I've developed a DEEP pain in BOTH my knees. I was a big runner
> for two years then the pain hit. It hurts most when I stand for a LONG
> time, but also when I weight train, even when I DRIVE! I've see a
> Rhumatologist and Orthopedic Surgeon and had x-rays and MRIs taken and
> they don't reveal any problems. They both came to the conclusion that is
> CHRONDROMALACIA PATELLA aka RUNNER'S KNEE. Thing is, they only found a
> small tracking problem in my right knee, but not enough to experience a
> lot of pain, I feel a LOT of pain in both knees, so much that i can't
> stand for a long period of time, not longer than 20 minutes. They
> recommend Physical Therapy. I've been working on my quads and the pain is
> still there, just lessen a little bit.

> Other information: I have flat feet, very little arch in my feet. I've
> started wearing arch supports a year ago and for about the same amount of
> time, I've experienced a SPRAINED ankle, in two spots, pain on the
> backsides of my feet; near the ankle(not the palms), pain in the knees and
> in the back of my ankles. So my question is, is it my arch supports
> causing me this pain, especially in my knees?? If it is CHRONDROMALACIA
> PATELLA, what is the best course of action since strengthening of my quads
> don't seem to be working? Thanks, any information would be GREATLY

> me personally, if not please post your input here :)

> Rudy
> --
> "Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in
> being able to remake ourselves."
> Gandhi

 
 
 

Knee Pain in both knees from Running

Post by A.D. The Foot Ma » Sat, 19 Feb 2005 05:30:21

I think all you need is a gait analysis to determine if you you pronate
or supinate. Get the right shoes and a pair of Biocorect insoles and
resume training gradually.
It sound like a biomechanical imbalance.
Cheers,
AD