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    Recently I've been doing quite a lot of running (about 5 miles a day) but now my left knee is in agony when I've been running and even walking. I'm continuing to train as I have a race in December but should I be running. My friend says it's because I have such a low BMI (around 16). Is this true? Can I still exercise on my knee even excersise bike or step machine? I have had bad depression in the past and going to the gym is one of the only things which really help.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Recently I've been doing quite a lot of running (about 5 miles a day) but now my left knee is in agony when I've been running and even walking. I'm continuing to train as I have a race in December but should I be running. My friend says it's because I have such a low BMI (around 16). Is this true? Can I still exercise on my knee even excersise bike or step machine? I have had bad depression in the past and going to the gym is one of the only things which really help.
    Go to the doctor and see what has happened to your knee. It could be that you have strained it running and will need to cool down on the exercise for a while so it can heal. You can also ask the doctor advice on exercising. I would suggest that you do not run until you have seen a doctor since you could be causing more damage whenever you run.

    If you have a low BMI it will be more important for you to ensure that you have all the energy and reserves you need, but you may also find that your running style or shoes have some part to play. I know somebody who recently injured themself running because they had a poor running posture that put too much strain on certian areas. You may find that talking to on of the trainers at the gym helps you to understand how to exercise better and not hurt yourself.

    I personally can't see that a low BMI would cause this amount of pain directly and would think that you have caused yourself some sort of injury. Your BMI may have been a factor in it, but i'm sure you can still exercise and train fine even with your low BMI.

    Do get some advice and ensure you are getting enough callories and protien though. If nothing else it should help you train for your upcoming race.
 
 
 
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