Left Knee Turning In - Weak Glutes / Abductors

Would appreciate some advice if i may,

To cut a long story short, training for London marathon, had recent left thigh pain, notice on single leg squat, right knee stays straight, left knee turn in. 

Have started glute / abductor strengthening exercises, and whilst knee is still turning in, there is no longer any pain. 

Ran a slow 10k and no pain, shorts just ride up the left side. 

My question is - Is it ok to carry on running whilst i am doing these exercises? Although i've only been doing them 3 days (3 times a day, 30mins each time) i've seen an improvement. 
Or is best to just do walking for a week, and see how i got from there?

Marathon is 4 weeks away, would a knee brace help, or not necessary? 

Thank you 

Comments

  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    If running isn't hurting, then I'd say run with it and see how you go.
  • SHADESSHADES ✭✭✭✭
    Run as long as you're pain free but no more long runs, your marathon training is done now.   Rehab exercises are not a quick fix so carry on doing them.

    No, don't wear a knee support.  If your physio didn't tell you to wear one then avoid them.   They can actually end up making things a lot worse.
  • portlandersportlanders ✭✭✭
    Thanks guys, much appreciated. This marathon training has been a right emotional roller coaster, be so gad when race day comes and i'm on the start line. Learning a lot about body mechanics though that's for sure. 
  • SHADESSHADES ✭✭✭✭
    Portlanders - the marathon taper can be tough too, more mentally than physically, you might start feeling a bit stir crazy...all completely normal.
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