Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Running MTL Floppiness when running

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      AvatarJay Scanlon


      New to the board, but wanted some insight on what seems to be a constant issue with my knees when it comes to running. I train for adventure races which involve long stretches of running over uneven terrain. About one hour in, I experience severe, sharp pain from the area of the MTL, just inside the right knee.

      My main therapy thus far consists of IT and medial thigh mobilization. It seems to help. But apart from getting a knee brace, does anyone have other suggestions?  I have a 12 hr race coming up next month, and I’d love to get (relatively) pain free for that.

      Thanks for the love,


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      Have you had anyone look at your running technique or had someone video tape you running?
      This will allow you to see exactly what you are doing.
      Your body is able to buffer the fault (s) in your running technique for some time, but it sounds like at the 1 hour point you reach the point where your body can no longer buffer the fault(s) in running technique.
      The pain you begin to experience at the 1 hour mark is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong.
      The combination of uneven terrain and fault(s) with running technique are more than your body can buffer after the 1 hour mark.

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