Runners: what to do about knee and feet pain?

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  1. craig.678

    craig.678 New Member

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    So i gave myself a good 4 weeks break because the bottom of my foot (plantar?) was giving me sharp pain from excessive running (i was running 6 to 10 miles a day). But now when i start going back on the treadmill my knee start to feel weird and during the day when i walk it has a mild discomfort feeling (slight pain).

    what do you guys do about stuffs like that? Pop painkillers? Ice them? Stop running once and for all?

    I do have good running shoes (switch between New Balance, Saucony, Nike).

    :sadwavey:
     
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    eliptical ...makes my knees feel better too
     
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    see foam rolling thread, roll your feet on a lacross ball, foam roll your IT band, get some nike free's or vibrams and build up your strength.

    There's not really such a thing as "good" shoes. Only shoes that are well suited for your running style. Going to a fleet feet or similar where they record your stride will get you some shoes that match your stride, this will fix some of your symptoms, but will not help your larger problem or out of balance/tightness/weakness.

    Think of plantar fasciitis as everything from your hamstrings to calves to bottom of your feet as one long string and it's too short. This usually comes with anterior pelvic tilt too which shortens the whole chain. Stretch and roll that shit. Report back.
     
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    what thread?
     
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    hamstrings are lengthened with anterior pelvic tilt
     
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    It might cause "lengthening", but that's kind of misleading. You are pulling on the hamstrings when you tilt anteriorly. So imagine bending at the waist, you stretch the hamstring, calf, bottom of the foot. All of the back side is tight. With anterior pelvic tilt you are essentially always in this position.

    By "fixing" the anterior tilt (unbending at the hips), you move out of that stretched position, giving more room to the entire chain, which eventually makes more room for your arch and takes the stress off all the stuff that's inflamed.
     
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    You said short. I think the term you're looking for is stiff.
     
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    you should definitely get your knees checked out.

    when my knees started feeling 'funny' it turned out to be a slight meniscus tear.
     
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    Go see a good sports doc.
     
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    I have a bad knee that hurts all the time, sometimes to the point of keeping me awake when I'm trying to sleep. It is constantly being exacerbated by drumming, lifting and walking at work. I saw 2 different orthopedists and both of them said it was old age. I'm godamn 23
     
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    Cortisone shot in the foot, also what type of surface do you usually run on? Sidewalks are much harder than asphalt, better yet find a rubber track. Although I find running on a track incredibly boring, trail running seems to be the best for me. As for the knee it could be any number of things.

    Also: are you considered overweight? This could have a considerable impact on both of these problems.
     
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    thought mine was nothing, nursed it myself and slowly got back into it.

    wished id seen a doc before i did that... 3 weeks later i went and finally got one, 3 stress fractures, a bone bruise, and a completely broken bone...

    i needed a boot/crutches for 3 months, 6 weeks of PT and now i need orthotics ($400 expense ever 18-24 months insurance doesn't cover) plus 6 visits to a specialist, a bone scan, 2 MRIs with contrast and 8 months of no running later...

    go see a doctor, youre no less of a man for going
     
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    five fingers. i love mine
     
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    this helped caused my aforementioned problems
     
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    this helped caused my aforementioned problems

    but i absolutely love them
     
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    if you wore normal running shoes do you think you wouldnt of had problems?
     
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    Orthopedic

    Orthopedic?
     
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    i run on treadmill at the gym
    and no i m not overweight (5'8 150lbs)
     
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    my experience with pain and doctors = 'take pain killers and antiinflammatory pills'.........
     
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    See a doctor.
     
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    Probably a good choice?

    I called up the sports medicine department at my school's hospital, got the guy that travels with the basketball team. :dunno:
     
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    yes/no.

    it cuased them to the extent of i didnt have arch supports... but i only used these when walking around the yard or doing sprints on the beach.

    my problem came from ignoring my bodies signs and trying to be a hardass and run 8+ miles a day 40+ days in a row
     
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    i need to get referral from my primary doctor, so i need to know the specify doctor type
     
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    went to see sports dr and a chiropractor, both said i should be fine given rest

    i stopped all types of exercise for a good 3 to 4 months but my knees still hurts

    wtf is going on? does it take that long to heal?

    the sports med dude said it can take up to 1 to 1.5yrs to heal...
     
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