I am training for a middle distance triathlon at the end of August. Unfortunately, about a month ago I started to develop runner's knee. I took a couple of weeks off running, but it flamed up again after a very short run at the weekend.
Does anyone know any good ways to help recovery and then prevention?
No experience with runners knee but this book is pretty good and has some diagnostic tests to work out where you are weak / imbalanced etc. "Anatomy for runners" by Jay Dicharry
Can only wholeheartedly agree with Tony and Anna.
I had problems (knees/shins etc) until I went for a gait analysis and had some custom orthotics made - as well as an education session on what shoes I can (and more importantly can't) wear when running. that was in 2004 and the orthotics are still going strong - although the £200 odd felt a lot at the time..
the (well-intentioned) people in running shops with a treadmill and slo-mo video camera often cause disastrous results
Thanks, everyone. I figured that some water and the 'magic sponge' probably wasn't going to be enough.
I will go and see one of the physios mentioned (Anna - unfortunately I am one road outside of your Practice's catchment area!) and hopefully pop along for strength and conditioning!