Knee Pain While Running

About 4 months ago I began running in the morning on a daily/semi daily basis. After the first few weeks and the usual aches and pains from running got worked out of my system. I noticed that there was a tendency for there to be pain in the front of my knee and underneath (towards my feet) my knee cap. Of course this leads to less of a desire to jog when your knees are hurting.

So this is an “exercise” for lack of a better term to do for your knees if they are hurting in the front of the knee below the knee cap.

Exercise: Sit on the ground with your leg bent (preferably the one that is hurting) with the knee pointing towards the ceiling. Make sure your leg is at about a 90 degree angle. Next “fold” your hands like you are going to pray and place the cupped part of your hands solidly on the bone below your knee. Now pull the lower part of your leg in without moving your foot that is on the ground.

Knee Pain While RunningWhat is does is mirror the tension pattern that your knee/s are holding causing the pain/tension/discomfort when you walk/jog/run.

Hopefully within the short term I will get a short video clip up on the blog here to give a better description as how to help yourself with the knee pain when jogging.

If you have any successes or failures please leave a comment for others to see. If it is a success great and if it is a failure, it will give me feedback as how to describe it differently so I will work. Just like in the movie “Jerry McGuire – Help Me, Help You!”

Hope this helps!

Best Regards,

Bill Parravano

(The Knee Pain Guru)

Bill@TheKneePainGuru.com

P.S. – Check out the rest of my exercises here —> “Stop Your Knee Pain Now!”

Bill Parravano (The Knee Pain Guru)

Bill Parravano is “The Knee Pain Guru” and has been called, “the best in the world at eliminating knee pain without drugs, shots or surgery.”

He brings over 26 years of martial art and bodywork experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.

Bill believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing, and bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know the body is capable of. Coupled with comfort, this combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a physical life fully mobile and self expressed.

“You can’t think your way out of pain. Pain is not rational and doesn’t care what you think. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than you are.”

His unique ability of identifying the blocks that keep people stuck in pain and skillfully removing them allows for lasting change, and a new reality for his clients…

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Robin Kokjohn
Robin Kokjohn
8 years ago

bill, I have been reading and truly absorbing all of your info that is online. this exercise great. It makes so much sense to me. I would like to get your audio ebook. Can i load the audio onto my ipod. I have listened to many of your podcasts while running, walking, and traveling and love them. Thank you for your answer.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

You Said: “… for your knees if they are hurting in the front of the knee below the knee cap.”

I get this type of pain when hiking down hills. Very painful, and only when climbing down steep hills. On flat ground afterwards the pain disappears.

Will this exercise alleviate the pain while I am out on hikes? I mean, if I am in pain on a hike, stop and do the exercise, will the pain no longer persist so I can continue to hike?

Thanks!

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark – The potential for the exercise to help your pain while out on a hike is there…It is important to see what works for you and focus on creating comfort. The more comfort your knees feel the less pain…Make sense? Bill

shensel
shensel
8 years ago

I have had a lot of pain in the area on the back of my leg behind my knee. I also have pain in the area below my knee cap. As I run my whole knee seems to tighten up. It is very frustrating.

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  shensel

Shensel – Sounds like that would be very frustrating…What ideas do you have on dealing with this problem? Bill