My knees hurt a lot after jogging, am I doing something wrong?

Alan F. Bain, DO
Alan F. Bain, DO on behalf of MDLIVE
Internal Medicine
While stretching is very important, getting properly fit with the right running shoes is of equal if not more important value. Do not run without getting properly fit. Pronating problems with the feet are more common than is realized. Also, if you are overweight and you are doing too much at first, this could be very problematic. Go slow and take your time in building up properly.

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