How to identifying and treat knee problems in runners

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Hello Giles

First of all i am a fairly fit 61 year old (not overweight). In the recent past I have rowed competitively (Gigs). I have just started the 0-5k programme and have developed knee pain. Front inside slightly below/ under the knee cap. I have tried pressing around the area to find the hotspot but cant get at it. From your description I think it may be Pes anserine tendinopathy but you also mention median collateral ligament injury. I cant find anything on this. Can you helpwith diagnosis/treatment?

Many thanks

Running Rupert

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Hi,

I have recently started running. Developed pain below the knee on the inner aspect. Refrained from running for approximately a week, it felt slightly better.  I went out for a run/walk this morning and the pain has returned.  Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks

Elaine D

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I have similar symptoms as the previous commenters. I only have occassional pain when running,  pain everytime when squatting, and climbing ladders or steep stairs. Run or rest? If rest, how long? Thanks!

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All sound advice - I'd particularly recommend the foam-roller. That was a game-changer for me - actual, real, immediate help!

To everyone else here experiencing knee-problems, I would also like to suggest wearing some very minimalist 'bare-foot' running shoes. I've started wearing them recently and, because they force you to run in a different (more natural) way (on the ball of your foot), it actually corrects a lot of the problems that are causing the knee-problem. I've not had any issues since I switched. Sound like some black-magic Internet-fueled clap-trap, but it's true.

Rather than spending money to find this out, I'd recommend heading to the beach or somewhere soft that you can actually run in your bare feet to see what I mean. You obviously wouldn't want to do that around the streets, but it will show you how running more naturally will fix a lot of your problems.

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When running I get a pain at the top front part of the knee cap and it feels like some thing is trying to pop out as my leg comes through. If I keep my leg straight on the pull through it goes away for a short time but returns when I run with normal gait. After run I only get some slight pain at the top of kneecap. I am a 65 year seasond runner over every distance and terrain . Any ideas

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I have the lower knee pain since my last long run, I have gone thru all the rest, medication, therapy, and stretching that i know to do, but it is still there. I have stopped running and miss it badly. What can i do to remove this pain?  

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