Achy knees, sharp pain that increases with activity, and/or dull, throbbing pain are typical complaints of runners. This pain is common in those who have poor form, poor balance, or weak muscles. Typically called “runner’s knee,” there are actually a few unique injuries that can cause similar types of knee pain in runners:
Knee pain caused by running or similar activities is often hard to diagnose on your own. Rock Run physical therapy in Utah specializes in sports physical therapy and runner’s knee is a common injury we see and treat everyday. Often, mild forms of runner’s knee can be treated at home with the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevate). If home care does not heal your pain, however, you should consider visiting our office.
With the proper guidance from a Rock Run Utah physical therapist, you can have your injury sorted out in no time. After you have been evaluated, your physical therapist will design a personalized program for your injury. Most runner’s knee physical therapy exercises focus on strengthening the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings. By strengthening these muscles and improving flexibility, less stress is put on your knees when running, cycling, or jumping. At Rock Run, our goal is to have you running injury free. When you visit our office, you can heal your current injury and continue the sport you love pain free. For the best physical therapy in Utah for runners, contact us today.