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Ran a 10k on the 31st. Felt fine, until last 1k and my left knee felt like it needed to pop. Then, when it wouldn't, it kind of siezed up and felt like someone stuck a fork in it. Ouch.<br><br>
That evening and next day it felt bruised and twingy...but only when touching it directly and only when walking down stairs. No other pain.<br><br>
Today ,didn't feel bad, so decided to try a short run. A few strides in and that same sharp pain again. And now that bruising feeling. It doesn't hurt in most positions I put it in. Only when running. Could bike fine. Can kneel on it. It seems it is impact related.<br><br>
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It sounds like it may be patello-femoral knee pain syndrome. It is very common (46% of knee problems in phsyio treatment are due to this)<br>
Pain is there only when the leg is extended and with weight (hence going down stairs)? Feels like the knee is 'catching'?<br><br>
I am experiencing the same thing. Ran 4 marathons last year without a problem and then went bowling and must have done something to my trailing knee becaue I have not been able to run for four weeks. I blame the extreme sport of bowling--while physiotherapist suggests that the running made me vulnerable to it.<br><br>
Have been going to physio and Using ice, knee support, Ibuprofein. If it persists will explore where there is some cartilige involved. Good luck in your recovery.
 

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<a href="http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/physical/injuries/479.html" target="_blank">http://familydoctor.org/online/famdo...uries/479.html</a><br><br>
This has some great exercises/stretches and input in general.
 

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I am pretty sure it isn't Patella femoral syndrome. I had that in my competing days and this feels rather different. More acute and specific. No radiating pain. No swelling (that is obvious, anyway). I'll give it some more rest, and stretching never hurts.<br><br>
Thanks, TJ for the link.
 

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When my IT band issue was more acute, I had sharp stick-a-knife-in-it pain in my knee, where the IT pain usually was, and it was sorta sticking a bit during the run when it happened, as if there was something preventing smooth movement. It was about mile 6 or 7 of an 8 mile run, I think, and if I sorta ran without bending my knee or bending it less, the pain wouldn't occur. I don't know if the problem with a tight IT band may pull something out of whack to cause the more severe pain due to it misaligning something perhaps. I don't know if this is similar to what you're experiencing.
 
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