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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of knee brace?

during my run saturday my right knee had a really sharp pain about 2miles in, felt like someone driving a small nail into my patella. I can walk on it but sometimes feels like a small pebble is under my kneecap (sort of like a rock in your shoe) type feeling. should I wrap it before I run again or use one of those "strap" type brace? I just turned 37 so I guess this was bound to show up soon, my knee has always made a crunching sound walking up steps but never really hurt.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2010, 08:04 AM
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By the sound of it, I don't know how much a brace is going to help you. I wouldn't spend any real money on a high end brace until you have it checked out. Sounds closer to a bone spur or wearing of the cartilage. Does the pain hurt through the entire movement of the knee or just at lock out?
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somewhere at midway during ROM and a bit at hyperextension. bout to change jobs so not sure if I can get in to see ortho within next week before insurance coverage stops, theres no swelling, i ran abit on it this evening with no pain but kind of feel it but not real bad. think i have some celebrex left over will use that for now. I think i will try the elations drink since it takes so long for the glucosamine to get into the joint
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After dealing with other pains, the shooting pain through the kneecap (and deep pain when not weight bearing) was the last straw for me... 2 weeks later, confirmed torn meniscus.


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dull pain = happens sometimes
sharp pain = don't run, take a break

Give us some more info. Running history? Shoes? Anything different recently (basketball game, played with the kids more on the weekend, whatever)? Pronation issues? Heel striker? Overweight?

I've had 5 knee surgeries, so I am familiar with some knee pain.

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