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Knee Pain & Running

For runners struggling with knee pain or soreness, the experts at St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine can create a customized physical therapy plan to get you back into your running shoes as soon as possible. 

When it comes to running and knees, it can be tricky to determine what is truly knee pain versus general soreness. The golden rule with running – and exercise in general – is to use pain as a guide.

Knee Injury 

If you have knee pain with a specific movement or a gradual increase in pain while you’re running, it may be linked to an injury. A key indicator of a knee injury is an abnormal running gait or feeling apprehensive about any type of movement. 

Knee Soreness

Symmetrical or bilateral soreness after a run is typical. With a careful approach, you can typically work through muscle soreness using pain as your guide. Take it slow and incorporate a lot of stretching before your run. If your pain escalates in any way during your run, it’s important to listen to your body and stop to avoid further injury.

Contact Us

Is your knee pain bothering you while you exercise? Call St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine at (859) 212-5600 to schedule an appointment with one of our Physicians or any of our skilled Physical Therapists.