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If you got new shoes and just started cross-country, how can you tell if the shoes or the running is causing a knee pain problem?

If you got new shoes and just started cross-country, how can you tell if the shoes or the running is causing a knee pain problem?

See a doctor: You need to see a podiatrist or sports medicine orthopedist so they can examine not only your knee but your ankles, feet. Don't forget to take your shoes with you so they can be checked also. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more

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I have knee pain from running. What should I do?

I have knee pain from running. What should I do?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of knee pain after running every am?

How do I get rid of knee pain after running every am?

New shoes: Start with a gait analysis. If you are an under or over pronator and your shoes aren't correcting for it, that could be the cause. Go to a good running shoe store and have them do a gait analysis, it's free. They can recommend shoes and/or orthotics to correct the problem. ...Read more

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My teenager is complaining of knee pain when running and jumping but not at other times. Next steps?

My teenager is complaining of knee pain when running and jumping but not at other times. Next steps?

D/C running& jumping: At least until you have figured out why it hurts stop doing the things that cause pain. Maybe it is a simple problem that requires only some tincture of time, but maybe iris a sign of more serious damage that requires some professional attention. If a couple of days of going light on it does not help, get it examined. ...Read more

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After seeing a physiotherapist i was told that my knee pain is caused by weak glutes. Is this severe and how long should I take off running?

After seeing a physiotherapist i was told that my knee pain is caused by weak glutes. Is this severe and how long should I take off running?

Knee pain in runners: Knee pain in a runner can be due to a myriad of different things. I invariably see weak gluteus medius and hip abductor muscles in runners, especially distance runners. While it is probably not the only direct cause, it is probably contributing to your pain and needs strengthening. You should continue to follow up with pt and no run until you can do so pain free. ...Read more

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Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy? .

Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy?

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Don't do it: You may be able to run but you shouldn't the constant pounding from running will continue to cause deterioration in the knee and may lead to significant progression of the arthritis. Try non-weight bearing exerises such as cycling. ...Read more

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Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy? .

Will i be able to run after my osteotomy? Before my knee pain, i was an avid runner. Will i be able to return to running after my osteotomy?

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Possibly: If you are having a high tibial osteotomy, it is possible for you to run after a full recovery from surgery; however, these osteotomies are done to unload a joint that is strarting to become arthritis. Therefore, running, or other high impact activities, are not typically recommended following an osteotomy. ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having knee pain, running don't know why?

Help please! i'm having knee pain, running don't know why?

Could be many things: Depends on what kind of pain, where, symptoms, etc. You should of course see someone to examine your knee. Generally speaking there are many things that can go into knee pain with running, outside of an obvious injury things to consider are improper running form, starting too aggressively with a new program, poor shoes, an old injury that didn't heal, weak hips causing affecting the knees. Depends. ...Read more

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Which shoes are most highly recommended for back and knee pain?

Which shoes are most highly recommended for back and knee pain?

Depends on the anato: I you have a flat foot , you need one type of shoe. If you have an high arch , you need another type. If you have a forefoot equinus and you wear a flat shoe you will be in agony daily. If you ligaments are bad , the shes do not matter as the pain will be there. Visit www.Getprolo.Cpm or www.Aaomed.Org for adoctor to help you. ...Read more

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What can be done about knee pain when running and jumping?

What can be done about knee pain when running and jumping?

Find cause: Knee pain with activity can be caused by a variety of intrinsic knee problems as well as pain stemming from outside of the knee. Getting a formal evaluation by a physician trained in musculoskeletal medicine/sports, pain, or orthopedics is a good idea! ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate knee pain that only occurs while running?

What can I do to alleviate knee pain that only occurs while running?

See below: Decrease your running by 50%. If it still hurts, decrease it again until it doesn't hurt when you run. Once you reach that point, wait 2 weeks and then 1ncrease by 10% per week. ...Read more

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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

Rest, ice anti-inflm: Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks. Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, i would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back. ...Read more

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I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain i never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

I was a runner as a teen and notice that now running causes me hip and knee pain i never had before. Why is this and what can I do?

Weekend warrior: The most obvious answer is -- you are out of shape. You are still young, but not as young as you used to be. You may need to start slow and build up miles gradually. Also, stretch after warming up and after. With hip and knee (especially the outside/lateral part of knee) pain you may have a tight iliotibial band (itb). Google stretches for that. Good luck. ...Read more

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Knee and running... When running, sometimes, on 5-6 km I am having left knee pain. Usually it occuer in the morning. What can I do?

Supplement/OTC: Some good options for general joint pain: try a glucosamine-chondroiten supplement (+/- msm or asu). Can also try an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or naprosyn (naproxen). I am also a big proponent of daily stretching especially the hamstrings if you are having knee pain especially around or behind the knee cap. ...Read more

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My son is 19 and bow legged. he has alot back,knee pain. is there something we can do to help like wear a special shoe or take pills etc?

My son is 19 and bow legged. he has alot back,knee pain. is there something we can do to help like wear a special shoe or take pills etc?

Genu varum: Proper treatment of the underlying reason for the bowleg must be considered. See your doctor to work him up for the cause and management. Bracing and surgical corrections are considered if the problem does not correct with the other measures. ...Read more

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I have knee pain and been told it's probably runners knee. It's getting worse running or walking up/down hills/stairs. Buckles a lot. Painful.

Giving way...: Is a nonspecific sign and does not indicated tears or any other pathology. However, if your pain is worsening it is important to be evaluated by a musculoskeletal physician to determine the cause and correct treatment of your knee pain. ...Read more