Tuesday, March 29, 2011


So I mentioned last week that after my run at the gym on Tuesday, I had some knee pain. Ever since I started following the C25K I have had some form of knee pain, but normally it only acted up when I ran, or right after, and would go away with some icy hot.

But last Tuesday the treadmill stopped working mid run, causing me to land strange, and giving me knee pain and shin pain. The shin pain went away after a day, but working on Wednesday caused the knee pain to get even worse. I took Thursday Friday and Saturday off, rested, and iced it. It seemed to help, because on Sunday I did the eliptical and some Ab work, and felt no discomfort, and only a little uncomfortable afterwards, which isn't rare for me (I owe a lot of it to the fact that I still have about 50 pounds to lose)

So I went  to the gym yesterday with no knee pain, and figured why not give it a go. I lasted about 15 minutes running, and then felt the pain again, so I stopped at around 1.5 miles, and walked on an incline for the rest of my workout. I got home, put an ice pack on and rested it for the night. My knee is still a little sore today, and I honestly don't know what is wrong.

I'm hoping that I just need to give it a week or so to rest, and recoup a bit. I am going to take today off completely, do a walk/eliptical combo tomorrow and Thursday (with weights), and stay away from running until mid-late next week. Hopefully by that point the pain will have subsided.

I'm also going to look up some knee strengthening exercises, I hope that will help too. I can't help but be slightly nervous, but hopefully it's all for nothing and I'll be fine next week :-)

Any tips on how you deal with knee pain?


  1. I had random knee pain with running awhile back discovered it was lack of strength at my hips & quads & hamstrings. After doing plenty of squats, lunges, leg press & hamstring curls, my knee pain has gone away. If it doesn't go away after that, I would think about checking in with the doctor to make sure nothing is wrong.

  2. Thanks Stephanie! I actually did mention it to my doctor at my physical a few weeks ago (Just that I get random pain somethings with running) And she looked at it and said it was probably stress on my knees, but if it gets worse they will look into it more. I will definetly try doing some more leg strengthening work though, that's a good point!

  3. What Stephanie said! Strength training! It is so important, not only for fat loss, but for endurance and power! If your muscles aren't strong, they aren't going to support you! Think about it!


    Maybe you can make an appointment with a trainer at your gym and find out some things that might help!

    Good luck!


  4. That's an awesome idea! I will make an appointment today. I go to Planet Fitness so I will have to see what they will offer, but if I'm being honest with myself, my strength training has had a strong focus on upper body, so I will go in search of some lower body moves to help strengthen that as well!

    Thank you!