New Runner - Sore Knee
Posted 29 August 2011 - 01:44 PM
My wife has recently (6 weeks ago) taken up running - no prior running experience, and is training for a 10k event in a months time.
She has been getting a sore knee over the last week, which seems to be mainly at the top of the knee, however she said it is sore to touch below the knee cap also. She has been training 3 days a week and has been slowly building kms each week with a max distance so far of 6km.
Advice? She doesn't want to rest it with the event coming up that she has been working hard towards, but i don't know what to tell her. Could it be just joint soreness because she is a new runner? or something more serious?
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:06 PM
Started getting a sore knee again when I ramped up my training too much before Willy2Billy and had forgotten how to tape correctly. So back to a physio to show me and then no more problems. Still tape on long runs just to be cautious.
Taping stops the knee cap tracking which causes rubbing. Hope this is your problem, though I'm no expert.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:07 PM
Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:51 PM
Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:52 AM
I'm a new runner too, had 1st appointment with physio due to terrible sensation when walking down stairs & additional clicking of the knees, and the answer is the same, learn how to tape up the knees so they glide properly.
Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:31 PM
Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:51 PM