27.8.14

Knee pain....

I have been running a lot lately and has covered 12km in three days, which to my standard, that's considered a feat. There were some weeks where I have covered around 15 KM in four days, and adding in a day of a 2 hour session of badminton. Thus, my knees finally give way and I felt a mild pain there, despite wearing a knee band. So, I decided to give it a rest over the last weekend but not exercising as well as getting the anti-inflammation medicated plasters, Ketotop,  over my poor knees.

The Ketotop plasters
Selling at about S$4+ at Guardian , it did help to reduce the mild pain in my knees and I do felt better after applying it day and night. I guess it should be around RM9+ in Malaysia. There was no menthol added, thus you don't feel a thing after sticking the plaster except the stretching feeling.

Meanwhile, no food post this evening as I had a simple Sirloin Steak only in the food-court. :)

53 comments:

  1. Take a look at your running shoes too.

    A better cushioned shoes may be a solution.

    And ask your doctor about supplements for joint pains like glucosamine as you do high impact activities like badminton.

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    1. Lina - the cushion should be all right. After all, it's a new shoes. I injured my knees before in a workout long ago and sometimes the alight pain will come back. Not that serious as I'm able to cover 10km from sun to Tues. But I needed to plaster it later with ketotop.

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    2. Sometimes it's not only because of old or new shoes. You need to get a CORRECT shoes.

      But that's me and what I've learnt from doctors and senior running friends.

      Think long term.

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    3. yes, i agree with Lina.. it's not the right shoes, not the comfortable shoes, not the new shoes but the CORRECT shoes.. guess you run quite intensely, so good to hear some opinion from the marathoner mummy.. me, i go to the gym reki-reki only, so no problem with what shoes i wear lah, muahahaha~~

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    4. Thanks Lina for your advice. I guess maybe I can consider getting a better shoes but then, need to do some research.

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    5. Thanks SK. Not intense la... just moderate.

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    1. Libby - haha...This blog not so popular, can easily chop but Lina got ahead of you.

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  3. SIMPLE sirloin steak? Is there even such thing as simple sirloin steak? Instant noodles is simple. Sirloin steak is nothing but simple :P

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    1. Merryn - Just a piece of meat... not simple like that ? hahahah....

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  4. I have heard of Ketotop. My sister-in-law recommended it when i was having back pain.

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  5. Have to be careful - they say lack of "oil" around the knee joints, Will lead to all kinds of pain and problem especially when older. Many go for surgery - may help some, others still having problems walking. Take glucosamine...and walk gently, preferably with some kind of support.

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    1. Not sure. That's what the old folks say in Chinese. Thankfully, I don't have a problem.

      Good idea to walk around with an umbrella...and use it as a walking stick...and always hold on to the hand rail for support when walking down the stairs. I heard those hopping down Kinabalu instead of walking slowly down would get their knees completely damaged - worse than climbing up!

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    2. STP - OK, will do. I don't think it's due to cartilage or lack of oil. Just an old injury.

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    3. Waverly - Don't think so, it's much better when i rest and seems recovering.

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  6. Uiiks, no food pictures? Was actually looking forward to it, or expecting it, but when I scroll down, aiiiks, no food.. Take more rest, prince, and speedy recovery to your knee..

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    1. Princess - thanks. I post more food pixs next time.

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  7. I was given similar plasters for gout.
    Actually if you feel pain which is not due to muscles, maybe it is a good time to cut back on heavy workouts. If you don't let the joint heal properly, then like STP said, there will be worse problems when you become older.

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    1. RealGunners- it's for pain and inflammation. yeah, will be more careful.

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  8. LOL.....My parent-in-law was given that for gout and aches too by the hospital ...ahem...hospital kerajaan rm1 only :p.

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    1. Kucing - hahaha.. I even recommend this to my colleague.

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  9. I dare not run too much, scare knee give way...

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    1. Sharon - Just a slow run will do. Sweat it out.

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  10. Don't take so much meat, Bro.. it can be too high uric acid considering the amount of meat you are taking... take care!

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    1. reana - I seldom take meat ... mostly vegetables in my typical meals.

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  11. aiyoh, it is certainly not a good thing to hurt your knee.. and i guess running could take your knee injury into risk also.. wise to stop running for the time being..

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    1. SK - Yeah, rest two days last weekend and much better.

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  12. thanks for sharing about this Ketotop patch.. but i think this is rather temporary, for long term probably you would want to see a doctor on this??

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    1. SK - No worries on the sharing. I guess no need for now. It;s better.

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  13. oh, last but not least.. speedy recovery ya!! :)

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  14. I thought I am alone but now I found another old man! Muahahaha
    Let's not whine and face facts that our knees can wear out. I met so many runners in their 50s and 60s along the way and they all have many serious injuries & pain all over yet they still run. So scary and determined!

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  15. Try to take it slow to allow your knees to recover and take precautions after that, yeah? In the meantime, could you have been taking too much protein/uric acid? Like what suituapui mentioned, the consequences will only haunt you when you're older.

    Do take care. =)

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  16. too much running can cause the knee joint to worn out. Take sea cucumber jelly to improve the cartilage.

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    1. Wenn - It probably strained the knee. OK, will check it out.

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  17. A simple sirloin steak? How simple it can be? ^^

    Better rest your knee. The joint part is very vulnerable at our age and some more you run so better take care.

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    1. Hahaha agree with this statement! There is no such thing as a simple sirloin steak. It is same like saying, a cheap Ferrari :D

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    2. Rose - hahha... a piece of meat mah.

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    3. RealGunners - hahaha ... Not those expensive steak from restaurant, from food court only.

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    1. Cquek - You got pain somewhere in your joints?

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  19. Take care may you have a speedy recovery

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  20. Running for long hours is not good for the knee. But that's just my personal opinion. We are not meant to run that much. Unless you really love running, better not to participate in things like marathon running. And of course the correct shoes is a must :)

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    1. FoongPc - true ...like what lina said , a good paid on shoes is very important. In long distance run. I'm still thinking of my first mini marathon in 20 years.hahah

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  21. I feel a lot more people need to read this, very good info!

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