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Symptoms:<br>
1. Intermittant mild to sharp pain on the lower outside of my left knee.<br>
2. A sense that I dont have the strength & stability in my left knee to walk up or down stairs.<br>
3. Can only sleep or rest in certain positions, otherwise when I move my knee, sharp pain.<br><br>
It doesn't seem to hurt nor flare up when I run.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

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Dennis, this sounds like ITBS to me, except for the part that running does not make it worse. When I had ITBS, I first felt the pain about 5 miles into a run. Over the next several hours, it really tightened up, and I couldn't run more than a mile or so without it bothering me. Running and stairs hurt more than anything.<br><br>
On the positive side, working through ITBS was a great education. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> If you determine that you are dealing with ITBS, there will be lots of good advice here to help you through it.
 

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Hi Dennis - I've had a couple bouts of fairly severe ITBS as well. I'd say if this is something that happened real recently (say, within the 48-72 hours), it could be ITBS.<br><br>
If this has been going on awhile, I'd tend to think it isn't. With all my cases of ITBS, the first one-to-two days would be similar to what you experienced, but afterward the pain dissipated and would only flare up during runs. Plus, I didn't notice any stability issues even when my ITBS was at its most painful, and that would concern me as to whether you something structurally damaged in the knee like a ligament or cartilege.<br><br>
If its something where it bothers you while you're sleeping and has been lasting more than a few days, I'd definitely see a doctor. Good luck to ya
 

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I've noticed it now for about a week. Running doesnt hurt, I did 18 last weekend without pain and I did 10 yesterday and 6 today. Steps hurt. Just not sure yet. Thanks for the reply.
 
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