Knee pain is a common complaint with running. Too often I’ve heard, “I can’t run, it hurts my knees!” The terms ‘Runner’s Knee’ and ‘Patellofemoral Pain’ get thrown around, but what do those mean on a deeper level? Usually knee pain comes from poor tracking of the knee cap or too much stress on the medial knee stemming from quad (specifically VMO) or glute weakness. Both of these scenarios place too much stress on the ligaments and capsule around the patella.
In today’s video, we cover stretches and strengthening exercises that will help your knees be more healthy. Please share with a friend who would benefit from stronger knees. Enjoy!