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19 Feb 2009

Knee Pain

I run an accumulative 40kms per week. I have noticed that i sometimes get knee pain after running and it subsides after three/four days. It get sore if I squat or go up or down the stairs...not so much while walking normally. Please advice what could be the cause.

thank you,
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Nellu
It could be ileotibial band syndrome or irritation of the knee cap due to friction when you run. Let a biokineticist examine you to determine where the problem is, and let him also have a look at your shoes to see if you aren't putting too much stress on the knee because your shoes are not the right fit for your feet.
Dr Bets
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