Are you training for a marathon and worried about the dreaded runner’s knee?
Don’t let it slow you down!
Lots of our patients ask: how do you prevent runner’s knee?
Here are some helpful tips to prevent runner’s knee while training for your big race.
- Start slow and gradually increase your mileage. It’s important to build up your endurance and strength gradually to avoid overworking your joints.
- Strengthen your core and leg muscles. Strong core and hip muscles can help support your knee joint and prevent runner’s knee.
- Make sure your running shoes are in good condition and provide proper support. Worn out shoes can cause imbalances in your stride, contributing to knee pain.
- Cross train with low impact activities like cycling or swimming to give your knees a break from the repetitive impact of running.
- Pay attention to your running technique. Proper running form can help distribute the impact of your stride evenly, reducing the strain on your knees.
- Don’t push through pain. If you are experiencing knee pain, take a break from running and seek the advice of a physiotherapist.
If you are experiencing runner’s knee, or want to prevent it while training for your marathon, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Instant Physio.
Our team of highly trained physiotherapists can provide personalised treatment and advice to keep you running strong.