Painn on the top of the knee cap

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I am a frequent runner (60+ miles a week) in 5 or 6 trainings.

A few weeks ago I had a pain on top of my knee cap, real in the center.

Their was no swelling. The pain reduced quickly (2 days) and I didn't need to stop running. Since then I have done 20+ intensive training sessions with no pain at all. This morning I woke up with the same pain but more than the first time ... running today will not be possible. But still no swelling. Any suggestions? Ideas? Yesterday I run +/ 15 miles of which 5 miles doing Fartlek.

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    I only know about knee replacements. What does your doctor say?
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    Would it perhaps be a good idea stop running  60 + miles per week. Quite a distance  I presume. I don't know miles? (I only know Miles Davis.  In Asia and Europe we use the metric system). Anyhow, running, jogging is not a good idea. Most of my friends ex runners are now considering Total Knee Replacement, also bilateral. Some of will have Total Hip Replacement.  Bangkok-Johnnie    

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    I'm not a medic Chris, maybe best to see an Orthopaedic specialist.

    What's Fartlek?



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    Everything has a life span, and a knee can only take so much impact before something starts to give way.  I'm sure Olympic athletes stave off these problems for many years, but it would be interesting to see what their situation is at fifty or sixty . . .I don't know if the stress is more or less with the variable speeds of fartlek, but whatever is happening with your knee the only answer is to see a specialist and get it looked at.  I hope it will resolve with rest and icing, as it's fairly obvious with your running that there is not a lack of muscle structure.

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