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Knee Aches

Do any of you runners get sore knees? I have been active my entire life but I started running again about 4 weeks ago and I seem to have knee pain every night. Its not throbbing or shooting pain. Its not in one spot on the knee. Just aching annoying pain. I don't think its an injury because its in both knees.

I have tried ice and that makes it more stiff. Icy-hot had no effect at all. Do you have any advice?


Tue. Apr 11, 5:05pm

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Are you wearing proper shoes? If you have old shoes on maybe the cushioning is worn out? If your shoes are new, maybe you need to have them checked at a running store and see if you need a different type of shoe?

Also, I think it depends upon how much weight you are putting on it as well and the surface you are running on....

Make sure to stretch properly-- a little before, and more afterwards to keep the muscles from getting sore....

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 5:18 PM

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Agree w/ the above poster. Also, to the OP, check your running technique/form by attending a running clinic. Too often I see runners with ill form and my knees ache for them after seeing them pound their feet on the pavement. Correct form is to land feet with controlled motion, not just drop them with all the weight on the pavement.

You may also want to take some Glucosamine/chondroitin supplement. It really helps restoring the cartiladge, I find it helpful when my knees hurt...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 5:39 PM

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I have terrible knee problems. I have gone to many a doctor and they have all said that having extra weight on your body affects your knee's most of all! I dropped 10 pounds and noticed a big difference, the next 20 i should be skipping around town

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 5:39 PM

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One more addition

All the advice is good, but also make sure you're not doing too much too soon.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 5:47 PM

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Op here, I am doing a running program which has eased me into running. I got new shoes (New Balance 472) but I did not get them at a running store. I think I am gong to go check out a running store nearby tonight. I am around 140 and want to lose 10lbs, but I didn't think that would be too much weight to run with.
I will also try the Glucosamine/chondroitin supplement. Is that available in a regular grocery store?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 6:19 PM

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