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I have been running for years, generally without pain.<br><br>
Since the fall, I have become more serious. I have increased my mileage from 15 to 30 using a HRM to keep me at a nice aerobic pace.<br><br>
During my second week of doing 30, I went ice skating with the kids, then the next day did a 11 miler. Of course after ice skating (i do it once a year) I felt sore...but thought nothing of it. The day after my 11 miler, my knee began to hurt.<br>
Not swollen. It was stiff and hurt to bend and straighten.<br><br>
For the next 3 weeks, I could not run without pain....so I took I didn't run. I did the bike with out pain.<br>
During my time off, I didn't have pain, but it felt wierd when I rotated it, or took a long walking stride. When I say wierd, I guess a better word would be loose or rough or weak. I still get twinges on the steps.<br><br>
I ran this weekend, did 6.5. Started with pain, it loosened up a bit, but by the end it hurt again.<br><br>
I did ice and ibu every few hours and have managed my post run pain better, but I still have the stiffness.<br><br>
It sometimes click when I straighten my knee.<br><br>
What do you think?
 

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Hi Seton!<br><br>
Where on the knee is the pain?
 

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Below the knee and spreading towards the outer part. Maybe even a little underneath the kneecap itself. Doesn't hurt to the touch, even when pressing firmly.<br>
I think my shoes are fine, same brand and style for a few years now.
 

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How old are the shoes?
 

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it may be "runner's knee"<br>
here is a good link, with a description, see if that sounds like what you have.<br><br><a href="http://www.drpribut.com/sports/spknees.html" target="_blank">http://www.drpribut.com/sports/spknees.html</a>
 

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I had seen that and was wondering if a runner's knee can occur as a result of a strain.....I really think my ice skating session did something to my knee...<br>
I am thinking this is a temporary condition rather than the way things will always be.<br>
I ran today. First 3 miles moderately painful, then the last three were totally pain free.<br>
I used ice and ibu after, and I feel very little pain now....It is just a little sore.
 

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I had an acute case of ITBS that affected my knee last year, i feel if as long as you remove the stressor that caused the injury (ice skating) that with some rest, and TLC, you should be fine.
 

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Yes, I am remembering the ice skating as being a real strain on my left side as I was holding my daughters hand, trying to teach her to skate. I was only worried that maybe I tore my meniscus or something....I wonder how you can tell that.
 

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i think if you ran pain free for the last three miles of your run, there is nothing torn, but don't quote me on it!
 

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thanks Meri for your help. I am going to stick with ice and ibu and take a day off between runs.....cross train on the bike and do some leg lifts.<br><br>
I hate to lose the momentum I have going since the fall.<br><br>
Hope all is well with you and your ultras!
 

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Have you tried water running? Does it affect your knee too? I had fat pad irritation (right underneath the knee cap). I think if you have lingering inflammation, you'll feel it past the point of correcting any tracking problem you may have (ITBS).
 
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