Knee Pain should I be worried

I did a Parkrun two weeks ago.   I had not been running much following a groin strain so it was about my 5th run in two weeks always around 5k.    I had no problem other than being tired from the effort due to lack of fitness.   

I felt a little bit of pain in my knee that evening but nothing concerning.    I awoke on Sunday with more pain and slight swelling above the knee.   This got worse slowly during the day and was worse again on the Monday.     I have completely rested it but two weeks on its still stiff and a little sore.   It is slowly getting better but very slowly.   I am worried its going to go again or not heal.   I cant see a physio at the moment due to the current situation.   I have been running for about 15 years without ever having knee trouble.     Any advice?  

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  • My knee is similar level to yours , I’ve found that completely resting it doesn’t work for me I’ve had acl and mcl damage , after years of physio I located my knee damage was coming from my IT band, I’m not saying yours is of coarse , I’m no expert but looking beyond the knee helped me 

    I spent hours on psoas stretching and it eased my knee pain . <div>
    </div><div>I’d like to hear more people’s recommendations aswell hope it gets better </div><div>
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  • I've had some success doing slow and controlled backwards step-downs on my bad knee...might help
  • DaveAlceDaveAlce ✭✭
    If your pain is sudden and seemingly unrelated to an activity, or has lasted more than 48 hours, you should consider seeing a doctor. In addition, pay attention to what the source of the pain may be. If it's deep within the joint, it's a bigger cause for concern since pain there is rarely muscle related.
    Dave Alce
    Marketing Manager
  • Hi Oxon White,
    I can't speak for your usual clinician, but I'm a chiropractor and a lot of my colleagues are offering video consultations at present.
    The amount of information that can be gained from discussing your symptoms and doing a few simple movement screens via video link is often enough to plan a course of management.
    I would definitely say it's worthwhile going down this avenue rather than waiting until things return to normal.
    David
  • Oxon WhiteOxon White ✭✭✭
    dmjscott said:
    My knee is similar level to yours , I’ve found that completely resting it doesn’t work for me I’ve had acl and mcl damage , after years of physio I located my knee damage was coming from my IT band, I’m not saying yours is of coarse , I’m no expert but looking beyond the knee helped me 

    I spent hours on psoas stretching and it eased my knee pain . <div>
    </div><div>I’d like to hear more people’s recommendations aswell hope it gets better </div><div>
    </div>  Cheers I will give the foam roller a go.

  • I think that's what they called runners' knee?The patellar may be displaced while running, try a knee strap maybe? I bought a ipow knee strap and they are much better now.
  • Hi There, sorry to jump on the back of another discussion, but i couldn't start a new thread as a newbie.

    I was just wondering if anyone could lend some advice. I had ACL reconstruction in January, and for the past few weeks i have felt strong enough to start running again. I'm not an overly keen runner but have been doing 5k once or twice a week for the past 3 weeks, and improving with every run. At first i stuck to running around flat sports pitches, but the last couple of runs i have run on pavement, gravel and woodland?

    My knee hasn't given me any sort of pain after, and i wouldn't continue if it had, but i was wondering am i doing too much too soon, given that the surgery was less than 4 months ago? or am i on the right track?

    I'm not currently seeing a physio because of the virus situation so been researching and i have seen different advice all over the place.

    I'm 32 and hoping to get back into contact sports around september.

    Many thanks
    Adam
  • workmikeworkmike ✭✭
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    Mike Marks
    President
    Invention City
  • workmikeworkmike ✭✭
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  • workmikeworkmike ✭✭
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