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7/6/10 11:45 A

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Thank you everyone. Your advice is greatly appreciated!! emoticon emoticon

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6/29/10 11:00 P

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The motrin is actually a good idea, its benefits are more as an anti-inflammatory than a pain killer, so it will make a big difference in aches associated with some of those muscles that haven't been used in awhile:)

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6/28/10 10:22 P

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My wife has been having knee pain and went to the doctor last week. His recommendations were: 1-Ice 30 minutes before you run and for 30 minutes after. 2-Take Motrin 30 minutes before you run (I know that is contrary to some of the beliefs expressed below, but having worked in healthcare for quite a while I'm not sure I agree with the theory presented, if you are in pain it's ok to take meds to help), 3-STRETCH!!!!!, 4-New running shoes.

Hope that helps.

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6/28/10 7:41 P

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I roll my legs around to get a warmup in my knees. I'll try to explain: I stand in a somewhat knee bended position and make circles with both my knees together about 5 times each way.

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6/28/10 6:15 P

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Yes definitely. Get fitted for shoes, slow your pace down and ice. Good luck!

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6/28/10 12:31 P

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Thank you everyone. I knew that I would get some good ideas from all of you.

I never take pain killers just for that reason. Thank you. I'm gonna look into some new shoes and slow myself down a bit.

Again...thank you everyone.

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6/28/10 12:28 P

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There are some exercises for your related knee muscles that help support. If the pain is still there the next time you start to run you need to stop and let it heal.

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6/28/10 12:20 P

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Just an FYI for you, avoiding pain killers is a good idea. It masks pain and you can cause greater damage.

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6/28/10 12:18 P

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I agree with Sisnero below - check your shoes by getting fitted at a running store. Ice after running. You may also want to try slowing your pace down some. It does take time to adjust to the impact on your body and it could be muscle pain rather than joint or bone pain too.

A lot of symptoms for a lot of beginners are alleviated by slowing the pace. Some beginners barely even feel like they are moving forward they are going so slow. But as long as you are picking up one foot and then the other, you are running. :-)

Best wishes! Oh - one last thing...if the pain doesn't subside or gets worse see your doctor!

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6/28/10 12:16 P

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Thank you. I iced my knees last night and they felt okay, but I will ice them for longer. Again...thank you for your advice. emoticon emoticon

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6/28/10 11:56 A

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This could be happening for a number of reasons. I would suggest new running shoes (if you do not already have them). Stretch a lot. And ice after running. It will take your body a bit to get used to the new exercise.

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6/28/10 11:52 A

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I finished Week 1 yesterday and have noticed that since I finished I have had knee pain. Any advice on what I can do for this? I don't want to stop before I even start Week 2. I'm really bummed out about this. Please help. emoticon

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