Why Knees Hurt While Running?
Causes, fixes, and tips from runners to runners
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Most knee problems like Runner's knee, patellar tendinitis and ITBS are often caused by poor body alignment, feet problems and knee stabilization issues. Fasciawear helps you avoid and recover from these problems by supporting, balancing and guiding your body during exercise.
Common types of knee problems
A Runner's knee is a general term to more than one injury in the knee area, that cause pain in your kneecap aka patella.
Usually the pain is felt on the outer edge of the knee, and swelling, restrictions of movement and cracking can be occurring in the knee.
Patellar tendinitis is another common knee strain that can be triggered by running.
Usually the pain is below your kneecap and at the top of your shin. When running the pain is usually sharper and going up or down the stairs can be difficult.
Iliotibial band syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS or IT band syndrome) is typically an overuse injury. High training load causes strain on the connective tissues that are located on the lateral or outer part of thigh and knee.
Common symptoms are pain when running or doing other activities involving the outside of the knee and lingering pain after exercise. The knee can also be tender to touch.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and millions of worldwide are affected by it. It is caused by the protective cartilage at the ends of your bones wears down over time. Most commonly osteoarthritis occurs in knees, hips, spine and hands.
Usually osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in your knee during running or even day-to-day activities. Arthritis cannot be reversed, but it doesn't have to stop you from moving.
Common causes for knee pain
- Poor body alignment. If your hips, knees and ankles are not well aligned, this can put too much pressure on your knee which hinders your kneecaps natural, smooth movement and causes pain.
- Feet problems, like fallen arches of the foot (flat feet), overpronation or supination, change your normal way of walking and running. This causes more stress to your knees.
- Knee stability problems. Knee stability problems can be caused by weak or unbalanced thigh or pelvic muscles unable to stabilize the knee during the exercise, especially during the later parts of the exercise when your body begins to tire.
- Exercising too much, too heavily. Performing a lot of high-stress exercises, like lunges and plyometric training or running high mileage.
- A hit to the knee. That can be caused from a direct hit to the knee or falling down for example.
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What can I do to recover?
Even though as a runner you just want to run, it’s usually a good idea just to rest, especially during the acute phase of the injury. Let your body recover. Take some time off of from you normal exercise routine. You can then slowly start to try moving again, but carefully and if the problem persist, consult a physical therapist or a doctor. Don’t try to return to your old workout routine too quickly.
Once you start training again, pay attention to your form. As many of the injuries are caused by poor posture, bad body alignment, and joint stabilization issues due to weak or tight thigh or pelvic muscles, you need to take care of mobility and strength training.
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