Sunday, September 12, 2010

pain management

during my run around ceasar chavez park the pain on the lateral aspect of my knee shifted towards the patella.  about a 5:10 on the pain scale, noticeable but tolerable. within a mile or so it was more a 3:10 and after the first loop around the park, the pain was barely noticeable and i felt good enough for a second loop before doubling back.  i bought new montrails...there so awesome, the trend in running shoes appears to be lighter and for trail shoes these are rugged but not nearly as bulky as my last pair.  after the second loop the pain started to ramp up to 6-7.  i made myself continue running until i got back on the paved part of the trail and i mostly walked the last mile or so home, i should of taken shorter walk periods because after walking for a while running again was too uncomfortable...weird. . i'm icing, self-massaging with tiger balm and taking ibuprofen. 


Black Knight said...

Sorry for the pain. I think you have to run on the soft "dreadmill", instead of the ground, for some days to prevent boring injuries. Please take care

christine said...

thanks run last night on dirt vs concrete went very well...only a trace amount of soreness AFTER no problems at all during .....swimming today should feel good.

Nick said...

Have you gotten your pain checked out by a sports med doctor? Lateral knee pain sounds like possible IT band issues or patellafemoral pain syndrome, both of which I have had experience with. Regardless, I hope you have a quick recovery.