Whether you’re new to the sport of running orÂ have been at it on your fitness treadmill for years, you may have experiencedÂ knee pain at some point.
Unfortunately sore knees are a common affliction among runners, whether you’re jogging on home fitness equipment like a True M30 Home TreadmillÂ or along an outdoor path. It’s important to pay attention toÂ painful sensations, but having knee pain can certainly set you back in your training program. Take the time to find out what is causing the problem, give your knees some time to rest and figure out how to treat them.
You’re most likely suffering from runner’s knee ifÂ you’re experiencing the followingÂ symptoms:
Why do you have runner’s knee?
One reason can be overuse. If you are running too much, it can put excessive stress on the joint, which can irritate the nerves around the knee joint and kneecap. Overuse can also cause the tendons to stretch too far.
Issues with your feet or alignment could also be to blame. Sometimes the bones are a little out of their correct position (misalignment), so physical stress is not properly distributed, resulting inÂ pain. Also flat feet, overpronation and fallen arches can cause you to step without proper weight distribution, putting too much stress onÂ certain muscles and tendons.
Weak thigh muscles can also be to blame. You know cross training is important, but if you’re not lifting weights to strengthen your muscles in addition to running, your leg muscles may not be strong enough to handle the impact.
How can you overcome knee pain?
The good news is that there are easy solutions to ease runner’s knee and get back to your regular fitness routine.