Stretching to prevent knee pain, aid recovery and keep yourself running free.
Although these stretches are aimed at helping the many runners who experience knee pain during or after exercise, they are common sense for all runners and we’ll all get the ‘Ahhh’ feeling when we do them.
So, let’s get started :-)
If you’re experiencing continuing knee pain it’s time to consider the cause. Lack of stretching – or the right stretches – can definitely be key but often there will be another underlying cause.
Do get your running shoes checked out; if they’re not providing the correct support for your running style, or if the cushioning is dead, then your knees will be taking the strain. We are always happy to do a quick analysis and advise whether your shoes are performing correctly for you.
As a note of caution, if there’s any swelling stretch very, very gently. Then make sure that you’re icing (as in freeze not sugar :-) ) regularly and if the problem persists pop into see one of our in-store physios for a diagnosis. We have sports clinics in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
If you’ve any tips to share on knees and stretching I’d love to hear them, just pop in the box below.
Happy running :-)
These are exercises that we've found very useful and want to share with our customers. But we're not certified instructors. Always consult your specialist before beginning any exercise programme. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.