Hey, I hope you had a great weekend. Up here in Canada, we finally had a break in Winter and got some beautiful sun. The family was able to head out and enjoy a day out hiking.
Today, I am talking about running and it is definitely not a running weather where I am at. But I got a question from a reader who asked me about knee pain and running. I gave a great exercise that you can do if you are suffering from knee pain while running below.
Enjoy and take care!
In this video, I wanted to show you how to end knee pain from running.
I’ll get Alix to demonstrate.
How To END Knee Pain From Running
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Alix is working on strengthening the hip. A lot of people who run and have knee pain thought that they need to work on their knees in order to relieve the knee pain. But it isn’t the truth. The truth is you need to focus on strengthening up the hip. If you have better strength and stability in the hip, it will take up more of a load compared to your knee and will decrease that knee pain from running.
Alix can regress the exercise by just doing single leg standing. So she is standing on one leg and the knees are bent. We are working on the hip, the knee and the ankle, so we are focusing on ankle stability, knees stability and working on hip stability. You will do five repetitions on each side, holding for about 15 seconds and you can progress up to a minute.
When this is easy and you feel that you are not getting much challenge, you can progress to that exercise called folding helicopter. You are standing, good balance over the foot and bending the knee. You square in the hip then dropping that hip and then coming back up. She has the back toe so she needs help. She can bring that back toe to regain the balance. She has the stick out front to help with balance as well. You can also use the wall. You can progress by going away from support, so away from the wall or the stick.
So if you have knee pain from running, give that exercise a go. Remember to focus on hip strengthening as opposed to working on your knee.
If you are suffering from any kind of knee discomfort and want to end your knee pain permanently, then check out the Fix My Knee Pain program here:Take care!
Rick Kaselj, MS