Knee Pain 2
Question: I am 63 and have only been running for a few months now but signed up to do a 10k run in two weeks time. Unfortunately just over a week ago I started having pains at the outer side of one of my knees. On looking at the internet I assume it is my cartilage. Can I stop this pain and still do the race?
Dear Elaine, There are numerous causes of knee pain and without an assessment by a trained professional e.g. a sports physiotherapist, it is unwise to rely on internet self-diagnosis. I would advise you to discontinue running until you have seen someone who can give you a specific diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Kind regards Angela Benjamin MSc MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist