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Pain Below And Midline Of Knee After Running
Knee pain after running, below knee cap and at the top of shin bone. Feels very sore and hurts, no swelling. Have iced and rest. What could it be ?
Patellar tendinitis: You appear to be describing a classic case of patellar tendinitis. A common overuse type injury tht is almost always amenable to nonoperative treatment. Static quadriceps stretching usually helps resolve this complaint. Nsaids such as motrin, naproxen, or advil can also help. If no improvement after several weeks arrange for an evaluation by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain directly behind one knee after running - what could it be and what can I do? (i have the pain only after running.)
Meniscus tear w cyst: The fact that pain only occurs with running is significant. The considerable forces passing through the knee repetitively with each running step allow the weak spot in a potentially torn meniscus to form a juxtaposed cyst. The cyst can fill rapidly with joint fluid (akin to a bubble gum bubble) from the head of pressure in the knee. It should resolve with rest versus arthroscopic tear debridement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain: First check to see that your shoes fit properly and that your running is not irritating your knees due to poor mechanics. If pain continues then see your doctor. Meanwhile try ice to the knees after running. Consider changing exercise from running to something like bike riding or rowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't been running for a while, but after a long run today my knee is hurting. What should I do for the pain not to become permanent?
Ice and rest: The best thing you can do is to determine the cause of the pain. Then you can start a program to resolve the issue. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Many causes: I have been a runner for years and knee pain can be brought on by numerous triggers- shoes need to be changed more often, stretching- too much or not enough, hereditary issues, under or over training, etc. If it continues, do not keep trying to run through it. See a dr. Who works with athletes- you may need some physical therapy, rest, or some other options. ...Read more
Pain with running: I encourage you to get a physical exam with an orthopaedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist. It sounds like you may be describing runners knee. You may also have shin splints. Here's some information for you and good luck:http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00680 ...Read more
Quad tendinitis: The quadriceps muscle inserts via a thick tendon onto the top of the kneecap (patella). Quadriceps tendinitis (painful inflammation or intrinsic injury) can occur in the tendon with trauma or an overuse injury. Nonoperative management usually works: rest, ice, NSAIDs, stretching (heel toward buttocks), and potentially formal physical therapy can all help. ...Read more
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