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why do my knees hurt when I run?

why do my knees hurt when I run? Knee pain when running is a common issue for runners. Strengthening knees for running can help reduce knee pain now and prevent it in the future. what is runners knee? Runners knee is not a single a condition but is what we often call the variety of […]

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Runners Knee recovery 101 – everything you wanted to know

  Runners knee recovery: an intro If you’ve found this post it’s because you are suffering from some knee pain when running or walking. Runners knee is a general term for pain around the kneecap or patella. Symptoms in this region vary widely from being a low-grade annoyance to a complete inability to run. The […]

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Knees Leg injuries

5 IT Band treatments for runners now – The Injured Runner

the IT band and IT band treatments IT band syndrome or Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome is a condition that results in pain on the outer side of the knee. The iliotibial band is a thick band of tissue along the outer side of the thigh. It attaches to the Tensor Fascia muscle on the front, […]

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Recovery Knees

Jumpers Knee rehab – start today with The Injured Runner

what is jumpers knee Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis. It affects the patellar tendon, which is directly below the kneecap (it actually attaches the knee cap to the tibia). This condition is more prevalent with plyometric (jumping sequences) training or sports that require sudden stops or changes of direction. However, we have […]

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Knee Stress Fracture treatment 101

  What is a stress fracture? Stress fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded your body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the bone. How do I know if I’ve got a Stress Fracture? The pain from a stress fracture usually comes on suddenly – in contrast […]

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Cross training Knees

Can I run if I’m injured?

running injuries Nobody feels 100% all of the time, and there will be occasions when you question if it’s a good idea to run or not.  Running is a physically demanding sport. Researchers have estimated that 37 to 56% of regularly training runners sustain an injury each year.  Here we will outline some of the […]

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Recovery Knees Leg injuries

Outer Knee Pain Case study- The Injured Runner

David is a 42 year old runner that started feeling pain in the outer part of his right knee. He had run 11 marathons in the previous 2 years without any pain and then began to experience pain in his left knee. He cut back on his running for 2 months tried using a foam […]

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stretches Knees

Bent knee calf stretch – The Injured Runner

Keep your foot pointed straight forward as you slide your knee forward. Maintain your heel on the ground. You should fell stretch in the Achilles tendon or lower calf. Hold for thirty seconds and repeat three times