My right knee joint starts hurting the next day whenever I do cardio.

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  1. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    How do I fix this problem? I enjoy running on the track, so I'd rather not use some :greddy:-looking machine like the elliptical for my cardio workout. :mamoru:

    If I take some Omega-3 fish oil capsules to lubricate my joints, will this fix my problem?

    Thanks :cool:
     
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    I thought it was Glucosamine that helped people's joints.
     
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    What kind of shoes do you wear when running? Also, do you slap your feet down flat while running?
     
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    it does, its a precursor to glycosaminoglycans and that is a component of the joints cartalege
     
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    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    New Balance..I forget the model, but they're comfortable running shoes.

    When I run, I use the ball of my heel (the curvy part underneath my toes) to push myself forward.
     
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    do you know if they come in the form of a capsule/pill? and where can I get this stuff?
     
  7. Sgt. Dignam

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    glucosamine chondroitin comes in pill form. Found at any natural foods store or anywhere online.
     
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    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    so fish oil pills won't help me with this?

    i thought the purpose of these pills (or at least one of their purposes) is to lubricate joints :dunno:
     
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    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    thanks
     
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    thats ONE of the purposes it serves. it doesn't strengthen
     
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    New Balance are good shoes. How does your foot land? If you're landing flat, that'll cause stress on your knee. I land flat footed like that, so my right knee will act up sometimes.
     
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    I don't land flat until towards the latter part of my workout when I start to get tired :o

    Maybe that's why :hs:

    But then again, how come my left knee joint doesn't hurt at all? :dunno:
     
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    Well, what's your lead-in foot? Mine's the right, so I think my right foot takes more abuse. You might have a right lead-in foot too.
     
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    If the running is farily new to you it could just be a case of the joints not being used to this kind of pounding yet.
    I'm in the early stages of a "couch to 5k" program, attempting to sorta graduate from a walking cardio program, and even just brisk walking had my knee hurting so bad I felt like my leg was going to give out on me. (Strangely everybody always seems to have problems with the right one - that's the one that bugs me too).
    I'm noticing as the weeks progress I'm having less and less problems with it, and that's including inter-mixing running in with the walking now. (It still gets a *little* sore, but nowhere near as bad as it used to).
    I've also heard that if you're overweight (such as myself) once you've lost some weight it takes a lot of pressure off of the knees as well.
     
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    Lead foot is right, and you may definitely be onto something. :hs: So if I just stay off my heels then I shouldn't have this problem anymore? :hs: Whenever I start running, I usually thrust my body with the balls of my feet but with a conscious effort. As I progress through the workout, however, I naturally tend to get lazier/fatigued so I usually just end up planting my heels to the ground. :o

    I started running again recently, so this problem could very well be my body simply adjusting to the abuse. :hs: I don't think I'm overweight (5'9-5'10, 170 lbs) as I've definitely been seeing some good results over these past few weeks with my routine.

    I'm just hoping the pain will progressively go away as I'm really sick of limping around the next day just to walk to my car. :mad:
     
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    Last night I went back and worked legs for the first time in like 1-2 months since my knee was doing the same thing. Instead of doing the usual heavy lifts with high weight, low reps, I dropped my weight down significantly and set my target reps to 25. Today, my knee feels great! I was able to climb the stairs here at work without it bothering me at all. I dunno if it'll work for you guys, but I'm just sharing my experience. I might continue to work my legs on leg day light and high rep like this for a while.
     
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    try running opposite around the track for a while

    if it is a 1/4 mile track and you are running a lot, it can put stress on the outside knee

    fella i know who trains for marathons runs 10 laps one way, 10 the other...
     
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    I never thought of this. :eek3:

    Good advice, I'm going to try this in a couple of days :cool:
     
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    Some good suggestions in here. I would check out this more obvious stuff first, but I know my left knee started hurting after I sprained my ankle and I didn't let it heal properly. The ankle has less mobility right now and I think some of my knee pain stems from that. Do any other joints like your ankle or hips hurt?
     
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