This Sundays LN Marathon

January 11, 2014

Hilary Sales asked The Guru for the following Physiotherapy Advice:

Hi there
I’m due to run the Loch Ness marathon on Sunday, but over the last two or three weeks have developed a ‘sore’ feeling on the outside of my left knee, which can make it hard to weight bear after a run. It tends to come on about 3 or 4 miles into a run then goes again until afterward. It’s my first marathon and I don’t want to run it and do some more damage, can you advise?

January 11, 2014

Hi Hilary
Sorry for the delay….But I don’t think it’s a bad thing, this close to the big day.
Foam Roller, on your ITB – lots! Its very common especially this far into training.
Don’t be tempted to change your shoes or style. Take some Ibuprofen for the next 48 hours (if you are able to) and make sure you are icing regular. Stay well hydrated and stay focused on what’s going to be a great day.
Taking smaller strides may help if it becomes too sore whilst running as may stretching your TFL….stand up cross your left leg over your right (knees straight) and lean to the right whilst pushing your hip sot the left. This is first aid and to make you feel better, it’s not a long term fix. If you want to carry on running it maybe worth getting your running gait looked at.
Enjoy Sunday!

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