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Running Knee Pain Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Knee Pain.

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Exercising with Lower Back Pain

It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope.  While there...  Read more

Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains

Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain. Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo...  Read more

6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re...  Read more

Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis

When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo...  Read more

11 Strengthening Exercises that Help Decrease Knee Pain

If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in...  Read more

GM Sparkers... Got a quick 15 min walk/run in this morning at 4am...I was sweating like a faucet
Updated 7/22/2016 11:04:51 AM

GM Sparkers... Got a quick 15 min walk/run in this morning at 4am...I was sweating like a faucet 😭😭😭 and it felt good Ended with the 4min Tabata exercise routine and I'm lookin forward to my spin class later this evening Have a marvelous we...  Read more

I have really bad knees and they often hurt when I
Updated 7/22/2016 10:49:27 AM

I have really bad knees and they often hurt when I bend them excessively I'm hoping doing some of these leg extensions and leg presses will help strength my knees more...  Read more

2.5 on the treadmill, actually ran tonight!
Updated 7/22/2016 3:19:52 AM

2.5 on the treadmill, actually ran tonight!...  Read more

I have chronic joint pain so I can't do exercises
Updated 7/21/2016 6:36:13 PM

I have chronic joint pain so I can't do exercises that put too much pressure on my joints, like push ups. I do a lot of swimming so that helps. Any other exercises I can do?...  Read more

I need help with exercise, temptation, and motivation. I hv bad knees and a bad back. #help
Updated 7/21/2016 3:39:51 PM

I need help with exercise, temptation, and motivation. I hv bad knees and a bad back. #help...  Read more

Just a little love for my knee

Small movements I've found that relieve the pain. I"ve been in pain for the last week, and found that if I moved my hip, (the one on the side of the painful knee) the way Cancan dancers do, -- it looks like they're moving their knee, when in fact, th...  Read more

Exercising with bad knees

To lose weight, eat a well-balanced diet, consuming fewer calories than you expend, and follow an exercise program. Aim for two or three days a week of strength training and a minimum of 30 minutes a day of cardiovascular exercise at least five days...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

We Tried It: Vibram Barefoot Running Shoes

The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked...  Read more

Runner's Knee: Exercise or Rest, Which is Best?

Ask any runner, or non-runner for that matter, what one of the most common running injuries is and invariably many will mention patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)--AKA runner's knee. It has been reported that as many as 70% of all runners will s...  Read more