Knee Pain From Jogging

IT Band and Knee Pain: If your pain is in the lateral or outer part of the knee (not the front nor within the joint) and feels muscular, then it may be coming from your IT Band. In this case, here are your guidelines for jogging. 1. Warm up for 5 minutes (fast walk, bike, …

How To Prevent Overuse Injuries With Running

1. Cross train with other forms of cardio exercise, such as swimming, biking, etc.2. Stretch your problem areas (hamstrings, IT band, Achilles, quads, etc). Spend extra time on these targets.3. Avoid progressing too fast when training.4. Correct biomechanical problems through bracing, taping and/or orthotics (make an appointment with your physician to determine if any of …

The time I needed PT

I knew I wanted to be a PT since high school. But in college I actually needed Physical Therapy for knee pain. Every time I ran, the back of my knees would hurt during the run and afterward. I actually had to stop running because the knee pain made it hard for me to climb …