Ex-runner with chronic knee pain?
I know this topic doesnt have much to do with HE, but recently I’ve encountered many who are dealing with this issue and thought it was worth mentioning. Just to be clear, I’m not talking about an inability to use ones legs, I’m solely referring to the pain that creeps up in your knees about a minute into the run. I’ve tried just about every method of treatment, from regular physical therapy, to acupuncture. I have not had surgery mainly because Ive been advised against this by my physicians. I have yet to find who a practitioner who has the slightest idea as to what might be wrong with my knees. Anyone else out dealing with knee pain? If so, how are you coping with it’?
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@infiniteself, I just know that people who run too frequently on pavement are going to see an increased amount of pain due to the terrain versus someone who rain that same frequency on dirt, since each strike of the foot is cushioned a little more by the earth.
Also you didn’t mention your running technique. I was curious as to which part of your foot hits the ground first when you run?
@lytning91, Yeah agreed and I forgot to touch on the shoe portion. Shoes definitely play a huge role in chronic pain and I’ve discovered that barefoot really is the best way to go, it keeps your arches strong and really gives you a lot more control