There are several reasons for knee pain. And although you may feel discomfort, usually it is okay to run if you take the necessary preventive measures to solve the underlying issue.
Depending on the issue, there are a few general recovery methods that you can try. We tell many runners to strengthen their quads and hips
, change footwear, or foam roll every day. In some specific cases, we encourage runners to rest or cross-train in ways that don't involve impactful knee movement.
If you're suffering from knee pain and want a thorough bespoke assessment, book an appointment
with an experienced physician today.
Here is your list of the most common problems that runners face: RUNNER'S KNEE
Around 25% of knee injuries belong in this category. Unfortunately for you ladies out there, women are more affected by this than men. And a big cause of this issue are muscular imbalances.
You know that you suffer from runner's knee when you feel pain in and around the kneecap. Especially if you feel more discomfort when running, squatting, or climbing stairs. ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME
The iliotibial band (ITB) is a fibrous tissue that stretches from the hips to the knee. It has a crucial role in keeping your knees stable whilst running.
When the ITB tightens, it can get irritated as it crosses repeatedly over a bony prominence on the outside of the knee. And you can recognize iliotibial band syndrome when you feel pain on the outside part of the knee.
This problem is easy to identify, as the discomfort appears five minutes into running and calms down when you finish.
To prevent this issue, strengthen your core muscles and glutes. The best exercises to activate these muscle groups are glute bridges, toe taps, planks and dead bugs.
You can also use a foam roller to release the tensor fasciae latae muscle daily. Doing this will help to reduce ITB tightness.