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5/29/12 5:48 A

Totally agree with holisticdetoxer - go see a medical professional. As a runner whose left leg was broken in 23 places in a childhood accident I can tell you that it is possible for you to become a runner, but make sure you get and follow the best advice you can, and most importantly NEVER do anything that causes pain. Exercise is only supposed to hurt mentally (just ask Jillian Michaels) emoticon

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5/28/12 10:24 P

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It's definitely best to discuss this with a doctor or physiotherapist. Spark's members are not qualified to give medical advice. I also had severe knee pain (both my knees "snapped" when I was in a minor bus accident while traveling in a developing country) and working with a physiotherapist really helped. He did some adjustments and massage work, and gave me a series of exercises to do at home. It's been almost three years since I did the physio and I have only had occasional, minor knee pain since.

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5/28/12 12:19 A

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I haven't run since my senior year of high school and I gained a lot of weight in the least few years so now even though I recently started walking 2 to 3 miles-- I am worried about if and when it will be safe for me to start running or jogging. I had an accident when I was 17 that totally tore my acl--- I can't really jump. My knee is so bad and if I land on my feet wrong I could pop it out of place (so painful). Are there any strength training exercises I could do to help me be able to run/jog in the near future or should I just wait until I lose more weight so it's easier on my knee?

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