Originally Posted by igsoy
Have any of you runners or fitness buffs ever had knee pain above your kneecap? Mine is mild but lingering since I started this pretty intense bootcamp class...
Anyway, does anyone have any tips for dealing with this? I was never an athlete, and trying to do this stuff now that I am almost 40 is a real wakeup call that I'm not a kid anymore.
With apologies to Groucho Marx,
"Doctor, it hurts when I do this."
"Well, don't do that anymore!"
If you don't push the workouts any harder on that part of your body, then the condition will gradually heal itself. Give it a month, but if it gets worse then you're going to have to stop whatever leg exercises are hurting it. Lunges & squats will help strengthen the quads but they won't heal the inflamed tendons.
The only thing for inflamed tendons is rest, ice, and 800 mg of ibuprofen 3x/day...