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Runner's Knee - How to fix ASAP?

I am a high school male who will be a senior this fall. After a breakout season last year, I've known for awhile I would be my team's #1 runner this fall. I took a two week break from running, and began summer training in mid June. I and some friends did a local 5K on June 17th and on our warmup run I noticed a mild burning feeling below my left kneecap. I stupidly decided to run anyway, not thinking it was a big deal. I felt pain for the first mile then it went away, I ran a time of 16:57. Which I was very satisfied with considering my PR is 16:13, and it made me think whatever was causing my knee pain was not a big deal. Two days later, I tried to go on my Long run and could only make it 35 minutes before I decided it wasn't worth risking further injury. I took four days off and when I returned it was the same as it was before, after another three days off, I tried going for an easy 30 mins and the pain was very mild. The next day I went for another easy run and the pain was almost gone. I thought I was finally improving and would be able to continue training but it just got worse as the week went on. All my runs have been


War Hero
Your profile says you are 43?
Is there a question in your post or do you need help joining the Royal Navy?


War Hero
Super Moderator
A very old student if 43 and reading your first sentence I would guess an American.

I think you've stumbled on to the wrong site mate!


War Hero
Given that his/her previous comments were all about giving medical advice to others I'm sure that we can take all this with pinch of salt.

Anyone know a good Orthopaedic surgeon? That was one of their posts, along with raising the knee in the air and yoga.
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