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Post  Jerry on Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:59 pm

No worries, Jerry has no injury except some PF. This is a question for a friend.

My friend has some knee pain and typically the pain goes away after warming up. Doctor says it is minor with inflammation in meniscus. My friend intends to run through it.

The question is would speed work and hill running(repeats,sprint or hilly runs in general) be bad idea in particular?
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Post  KBFitz on Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:15 pm

yes
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Post  Julie on Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:27 pm

definitely
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Re: Run through knee pain

Post  Jerry on Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Ok, so how bad is the idea to run through it, via slow pace and not high mileage? Would it even beneficial to the knee recovery? lol!
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Post  Julie on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:22 pm

If it goes away as he runs I wouldn't really worry about continuing to run on it, but from personal experience, speed work and hills are horribly hard on already-near-injury knees and I'd just take it easy and run the miles but not push it with hills or speed. I have run with sore meniscus areas and have completed marathons with them but sometimes it hurts more than others and I think sometimes I would be better off taking more time off to heal.
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Re: Run through knee pain

Post  Jerry on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:36 pm

@Julie wrote:If it goes away as he runs I wouldn't really worry about continuing to run on it, but from personal experience, speed work and hills are horribly hard on already-near-injury knees and I'd just take it easy and run the miles but not push it with hills or speed. I have run with sore meniscus areas and have completed marathons with them but sometimes it hurts more than others and I think sometimes I would be better off taking more time off to heal.

Thanks Julie. That's helpful.
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Post  Tim C on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:05 pm

I've had a torn meniscus repaired and 2 other cartilage removal surgeries, so I can tell you all about running with a sore knee. For the most part, my knee feels better after the first 1/4 mile or so, so unless it really hurts, running easy on it is pretty much ok. I do little speed work, but I do run hills a fair amount. Not too much of an issue running up hill, but I am VERY careful running downhill.

I try to avoid running downhill on pavement as much as possible. I'm very fortunate in that most of my running is on dirt paths so I run on softer surfaces whenever I can.

I pass a lot of people running uphill, and am passed by the very same people running back down the other side. Ah well... Very Happy
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Post  Jerry on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:25 pm

@Tim C wrote:I've had a torn meniscus repaired and 2 other cartilage removal surgeries, so I can tell you all about running with a sore knee. For the most part, my knee feels better after the first 1/4 mile or so, so unless it really hurts, running easy on it is pretty much ok. I do little speed work, but I do run hills a fair amount. Not too much of an issue running up hill, but I am VERY careful running downhill.

I try to avoid running downhill on pavement as much as possible. I'm very fortunate in that most of my running is on dirt paths so I run on softer surfaces whenever I can.

I pass a lot of people running uphill, and am passed by the very same people running back down the other side. Ah well... Very Happy

Thanks Tim.
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Re: Run through knee pain

Post  wrichman on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:23 pm

I'm in the camp that if it hurts to run, stop. If it doesn't, then run. Each person is different though.
I've been dealing with some knee cap pain for about 2 months, but it's only when I walk up and down stairs. More up. And single leg squats hurt. Other than that I'm fine, so I keep running.
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