3 Steps to Prevent Knee Pain When You Run

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Hi, I'm Dr. Clark. Do your knees hurt when you run? That pain can be caused by several factors. From shoes that don't absorb shock to tight or weak hip muscles. Here are a few tips to ease or even prevent knee pain, massage tight or over active muscles. Use a stiff foam roll to massage the front of the hips and thighs.

When you feel a tender spot, maintain the pressure on the spot for 20-30 seconds. Stretch short tight muscles, hold each stretch for 30 seconds at a time to help lengthen overly tight muscles, pay special attention to your outer hamstring and your inner thigh muscles, strengthen weak muscles, in particular, build muscles in your core and our gluts. If you're new to strength training and stretching, you can work with a certified fitness trainer who can teach you some very safe moves. For more ways to stay pain free, check out all our smart tips, right here.