Have you ever feel pain in your knees when running, and you don't know why it's hurt? Well I had.
A few months ago, i started waking up early and do some running for exercise. It was fine at first, but then i started to feel a little pain in my knees. The pain keep building up and I didn't know why. I feared that I might had injured myself so I when to the doctor for check up. I was fine. So I asked the doctor and did some research on why did Ii feel the pain, and if there is anyway to overcome it. Then according to my research, running is a sport that makes you vulnerable to injuries, and the most common among those is knee pain. Knee pain has 1 main reason, and that is your shoes are not fit for you. When you run, there will be strong tremors so you should choose a pair of shoes that fit your feet's size to reduce the pressure on your knees. You should also choose the type of shoes that have a layer of pillow on the heels, large shoe soles for limiting the turning of the feet when running, use boots for better protection to your ankles, choose lighter shoes so that when you run you don't have to carry any extra weight, the shoes should have certain flexibility for the feet to move naturally. You should also pay attention as the people with too much weight also often get knee injuries, because when they run the pressure on the knee increase greatly.When in this situation, you should change to walking until you lose some weight then change back to running. Knee pains can also come from weak thigh muscles, leading to more pressure on the knees when moving, when one leg is weaker than the other, etc, if so you need to train your leg muscles for running. It can also because you have trained too much, you need to reduce the time and intensity of your training. I suggest using a pair of knee sleeves for better protection.
Above are what I concluded from my research of knee pain when running. I hope this could help you to have better running experience.
Hello, My name is Steven Liu. I currently work in Customer Success at analyticsMD, a healthcare analytics startup. Previously I was a Strategy & Operations consultant at Deloitte and graduate of Boston College. I'm interested in entrepreneurship, technology, healthcare, education, traveling, cooking, and sports.