Running is a staple exercise and fitness regime. It requires so little organisation, no wasted travel time and so it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Runners Knee, also known as Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome is one of the most common knee injuries. Running is such a great way to get into shape, de stress and socialise, so it’s important to minimise injury.
With so many benefits, we definitely take for granted how much stress can be placed on the body whilst we run. Especially as the pace, distance, speed and strength are built up.
So today, this common injury, Runners Knee, we deep dive into.
- Always begin your run with a proper dynamic stretching routine to ensure your hips, knees and ankle are mobile and well lubricated.
- Stretching after your run is so important. You can stretch at completion of the exercise or several hours later once properly cooled down.
- Strength and conditioning is encouraged to ensure adequate function is maintained – we can guide you on which exercises are best for you.