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I'm a new runner and I'm going between 2-2.5 miles 4 to 5 times a week. In the beginning I had pain all over that went away after a few days of running. I'm guessing those areas just needed to get used to running. However not all the time but frequent enough I still get a random pain in the outside of my right knee. Its sorta hard to pinpoint but its more favors the lower end of the knee. I'm wondering if I should just champ it out or not. Not sure what it is. Its frustrating because if the pain was not there I would be running much better. once the pain kicks in I'm forced to walk. Also when I start walking it kinda feels like the pain gets tight for a few min. And the pain does not go away till I sit I feel it while I'm walking after I run but not during my walking through out the day. Thanks. I just want to get in shape and this is sorta hindering it.
Lateralfront area pain can be patellofemoral syndrome or Iliotibial Band pain. Want tomake sure you have good hip strength and flexibility...in addition to goodankle flexibility. Otherwise as theglutes fatigue it the Tensor Fascia lata and ITB will continue to overwork,affecting mechanics and resulting in pain. Stretching is important but strengthening is the long term solution.
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I was going to say the same thing as BOSNPM! I had the exact same problem. The foam roller and a good massage therapist has done wonders!
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