The best way to prevent knee injuries is to prevent them in the first place. Knee injuries are common in runners, and they can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Runners who have injured their knee may feel like their knee is causing all their problems, but in reality, they could have done something to contribute to the injury.
A lot of runners think that they should stop running because of knee pain, but the pain may be more than just a knee injury. By trying to take short cuts to running, such as trying to get around the injury by taking shorter distances, the injury may be more serious and it may require surgery. The best thing to do when knee pain is present is to stop running and see if the pain goes away on its own. If the pain is not improving within a few days, then seek medical attention.
Running knee injuries are extremely common, especially for runners who run more than one hundred miles per week. When a knee injury occurs, it is important to not only treat the injury, but also to treat the runner’s knee as a whole.
A lot of runners who have injured their knee will be prescribed a knee brace. Some runners may not use a knee brace, and that is fine. If a runner has injured their knee, it is important to take it easy. If the knee pain is severe, then it is best to stop running.
Knock knee exercises can be beneficial for runners, especially for those who have been diagnosed with a “patellofemoral pain syndrome” (PFPS) or “patellofemoral dysfunction” (PFD). If a runner is experiencing knee pain, they can try these exercises to see if they are helpful.
How to Perform the Exercise
To perform the exercise, either the runner or bow legs needs to get into a position where their knee is close to the ground. They should be on the ground, but not lying down. They should be in a position where their knee is over their toes, so that their knee is supported by the ground. The runner should be looking straight ahead and should keep their back straight and their hips in a neutral position. They should be standing upright and should be holding their arms in front of them, with their hands over their shoulders. They should be standing up straight, with their knees locked out at a 90 degree angle, with their knees and hips aligned with their spine.