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I am 22 years old and have always enjoyed running and have done it regularly on + off for years. I have also always had joint pains during and after running (hips, knees, ankles, feet). I have always assumed that everyone gets this after a long or particularly hard run.. but I have started training with a friend and she has no pain at all.
I have flat feet, which I have suffered a lot less from since getting a decent pair of shoes. But I still feel the bones of my arches hurting me during/after running. Similarly, during and after running I get anterior knee pain which I would describe as 'joint pain', in addition sometimes my knees feel 'loose' in extension.
The weird thing about this is the pain varies from run to run, sometimes it will be my limiting factor and I end up hobbling home. Other times I feel nothing.
When I purchased my new shoes they analysed my gait and told me my technique of runing was good. So I can't of anything causing the joint pains. The only thought I have had is that I started contact sports when I was very young and have had loads of injuries over my time... not sure.
Anyway, does anyone else suffer from this and what are some good ways to treat or reduce the problems. At the moment I can deal with the pain, but nervous that I am causing long term damage.