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am 64 running 15 to 18 miles per week ~ recovering from right hip bursitis ~ sat in car wed morning for 55 minutes  when i  got out of car right knee very stiff ~~ seemed to be better after 2 days ~ started a run this Sat and after 6 minutes knee started to ache ~ stopped run ,iced knee now feels a little numb and ached all last night  . do you feel knee and bursitis are connected

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Jerry,

Yes, they probably are connected. What you describe is generically called anterior knee pain (AKP)/patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) with associated movie goer's sign. Perform clamshells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiqvDV8pzRk. Stronger hip abductors are very important for both of these pains that you've been having.

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I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.

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I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.

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American Physical Therapy Association- Sports Section

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The 6 Week Workout Program- I'm the author of this book Research Made Simple for Physical Therapists- I'm the author of this Kindle book

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Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy BS in Exercise Science NSCA- CSCS and CPT USA Weightlifting Level I NPI- Certified Posture Specialist Total Motion Release Level II Certified Dry Needling

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National Posture Institute's International Perfect Posture of the Year Award 2011 Clinical Excellence Award- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Aegis Therapies Scholarship recipient

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