Posts for tag: pain when running
Many runners come in to the office complaining of pain in their knees. It typically occurs on the inner aspect of the knee. Many times patients take anti-inflammatory medication and the pain returns once the patient returns to running. Many people never think that about their feet and the impact of the way the foot and the ankle are aligned when they land. If your foot and your ankle are pronated or everted or closer to the ground and collapsing; when you land; this will put extra pressure on the inner aspect of your knee. When we run we put excessive pressure on our joints and if the foot is landing a certain way that can cause excessive stresses on different parts of then body. If you have pain in your knees or hip when running; I would recommend seeing a foot specialist. A podiatrist will evaluate the way you walk and see the way you land on your foot and many times by making a change in the way you land mechanically both via shoe style and possibly otrthotics ; your pain just may go away.