where do I go for help for knee pain?
May 3, 2012 6:17 AM Subscribe
I've been experiencing sore knees after running and I think it's time for me to seek some professional help. Where should I go for help? I was going to make an appointment with my primary care doctor, but I'm afraid he's not going to be able to help me much. Should I go straight to a physical therapist or a sports doctor or orthopedist? I just want to be able to run without pain again.
posted by mbidi to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
I am a female in my mid-30s and I am not overweight. I've been running about 20 miles a week for years, but in the last couple of months, I've been experiencing knee pain on and off. I tried to cut down my running so I only run 3 miles every other day and I've been trying to strengthen the muscles around my knee at the gym for the past couple of week. It seems to be helping but my knees still feel a bit sore after I run.
I just want to be able to run regularly again. I'm really hoping I just have some biomechanical problems that can be fixed by certain exercises or stretches. I'll do them. I just want to know what I have to do. And if my problems are more severe, I want to know too.