If you are a runner, there is a high probability you have experienced knee pain at some point during your career. As I mentioned in Part I of this post, your knees undergo 2-3x your body weight with each step while running. Due to these high compressive forces, if your running mechanics are not perfect, your body will breakdown somewhere. Runners need to exhibit good lower abdominal strength, good hip mobility and stability, and adequate ankle dorsiflexion (calf mobility). In Part II of this video post, you will learn 2-easy self treatment strategies to fix your knee pain while running.
Do you need a routine of necessary corrective exercises specific to your sport or activity? Schedule a whole body corrective exercises appointment with Heafner Health. If you are experiencing pain, call us today to see if you are appropriate for Physical Therapy.