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knee pain - new shoes help but don't solve the problem

Monday, June 17, 2013

Well, my new shoes from my last blog post ended up being too small so I returned them for a larger size. They didn't have the larger size in stock, so I had to wait a while. I finally got them this weekend and was able to take them out for their first run this morning!

Maybe its weird, but I decided to start a personal journal today too, to write about my runs. It occurred to me that the shoes I just retired have seen me through a lot of miles, and I would like to be able to remember my experiences better. Maybe gain some insight into what affects my running performance, or just to look back at later to see where I was now.

My journal today talks about the knee pain I have been experiencing and how my new shoes (Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13) are supposed to be supportive to reduce my over pronation. They are!! But I noticed today that my knee is still tracking to the inside of my gait, so I set out to find some exercises to strengthen my hip abductors so that I can maybe run without such a wobbly knee. I ran across the Myrtl routine, and did it today after running, and it feels like it will make a big difference. I felt it especially in the lying leg lifts and the "fire hydrant" (lol).

Yoga is helping me to keep my hips stretched out which also is a big improvement.

I remember how badly my hips hurt last year, and it seems like I'm just down to fine tuning now. Progress!!
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    I'm dealing with the IT band issue. I also just bought new shoes that seem to help some. I've been using a tennis ball, instead of a foam roller, to massage my IT band and doing side leg lifts.

    I hope you figure out what needs to be done to help you run without pain. I know I'm looking forward to that day, too.

    Hang in there!
    2968 days ago
    I was just about to post what Bluenose did. IT tightness can cause other issues.

    I wear Brooks Adrenalines too.
    2968 days ago
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    When my knee is experiencing a pulling sensation or dull ache, I know my IT band on that side needs to be stretched out especially at the side of the leg where it ends.

    Perhaps this is what you are experiencing?
    2968 days ago
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