Hi, I’m sure you guys get your share of knee issues posted in this forum.
So it’s happened to me now! And I’m not sure what caused it… probably running on an uneven surface and inappropriate shoes.
The little tendon right below me left knee appears swollen and when I kneel down on the floor, it hurts when it has to bear weight. Also when I get up and straighten my legs, the same area right below the knee, hurts. Going up the stairs, or especially down the stairs hurts.
I started to feel this pain when I went running over 2 weeks ago. I run at the local park, where the gravel isn’t exactly very soft, the surface is a little uneven, and my running shoes have a thick sole, and the shoe itself has a slight arch and raised from the heel. I’m flat footed.
So I stopped running and it went away for a while, but thanks to another run last evening, the pain is now back, and my knee feels a bit unstable too.
What exactly do you call this type of injury and are there any long term ramifications? Once again, the tendon right below my left knee feels and looks swollen. Pain only when kneeling and getting back up. Going up/down the stairs. That’s when I gotta be extra careful.
So what do you folks recommend at the moment? Iboprufen, Paracetamol and RICE? I’m extremely frustrated at the moment, as I love running, and I know I won’t be doing that for quite a while. On top of that I got a squat workout tomorrow.
What kind of rehab exercises would you recommend? I shall be eagerly awaiting your feedback. Please help!