When running, as the foot strikes the ground, forces are transmitted from the foot up through the knee and combined with the body’s weight places excessive stress and strain on the knee joint. The knee also works with the foot as an active shock absorber reducing stress on other parts of the body and is therefore the primary load baring joint and critical for running.
We look for specific biomechanical movements that can cause or increase the risk of runner’s knee: overly fast foot movement through the stride, short calves, short stride length etc.
The correct footwear can help to protect the knee and significantly reduce injury but likewise incorrect or worn footwear can cause or increase injury.
we can recommend quad and hamstring stretching and strengthening exercises that will help improve movement and function.
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