Thursday, April 25, 2013

runner's knee

Do any of my followers know anything about runner's knee? I have pretty much self-diagnosed myself with this!

After the Cooper River Bridge Run I started feeling a weird pain in my knee. I had jumper's knee in high school, so I started wrapping my knees like I did for basketball for my next few runs. In my last 5k, I really noticed my knee hurt during and after my run.

After doing a little online research and asking a few running friends, I think it is runner's knee. I don't think there is a need to go to the doctor, but I have been taking Advil, icing, and heating.

I also bought some of this KT tape which was all the rage at the Olympics last summer. My cousin Adam told me about this stuff, but I haven't had the guts to go out for a run yet and use it. 

I mean the colors are pretty cool, right? 

I have a 12k which is my longest race yet a WEEK from this Saturday and I am absolutely freaking out because I haven't run in almost a week. I was hoping lots of rest would help. Ehh, not feeling too much relief quite yet.

Have you ever used KT tape? Did it work? 

Do you have runners knee?? What did you do to help!?!?


Amanda aka Manda said...

I hate to hear that about your knee. I don't have runners knee, but I get the most horrible shin splints. I've looked into KT tape for that, but haven't been able to bring myself to go buy some and use it. I hope your knee gets better before the race!

Alexandra Moor said...

Oh no poor thing! Your shoes could be the culprit too! I would check into that, see if they are too worn or if you need a pair better suited for your knees. Newtons are really awesome for running

Good luck on your 12K!!!

Sara said...

Rest rest and rest. I have never tried the tape, but after tons of running "injuries" I really think the best thing to do for it is to rest for a while (usually longer than you think necessary) and ease back into things. Good luck!