Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Q&A I Did the Great North[.]

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Q&A I Did the Great North[.]

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Byline: with Jane Weatherstone

Q&A with Jane Weatherstone I did the Great North Run but I'm suffering from sore knees now. Should I go to see my GP? Firstly well done on completing the run. Knee pain, also called runner's knee, can have many causes, such as swelling under the kneecap. To help knee pain hold a bag of frozen peas in a damp tea towel on the area for about 20 minutes a few times a day. Try stretches by lying on your side with your bad leg on top. Bend your top leg so your foot goes back towards your bottom, then hold it there with your hand and keep both knees touching. Hold the stretch for at least 45 seconds, breathing deeply and feeling the stretch in the thigh.

If the pain is severe or the knee is swollen, see your GP. If your knee pain is not severe, stop running. If you still feel pain after a week's rest, see your GP. …

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