Ending Runner’s Knee With Stretching

Posted by: Garden of Life on Monday, March 10, 2014


It’s pretty easy to wake up and head out for a run. Sometimes if the weather is just right, all it takes is throwing on those shorts, some Katy Perry, and shooting out the door. One thing I’ve learned quickly in training this year, is just as important as it is to keep up a consistent running routine, it’s just as important, if not even more, to stretch every muscle in your legs.

A few days ago, I became fed up with the pain on the insides of my knees. I had been struggling with that pain every time I finished running for months. I almost even thought that I might need to end the idea of running for a long period of time…even stop altogether. 

But this is how simple it can be to keep yourself up like a well-oiled machine. Some simple exercises of stretching out the calve muscles, hamstrings and your quadriceps. All of these muscles, if not stretched, can pull and cause stress on your knees. If you keep this up for ten minutes before your run, you’ll be able to fly without the pain. Listen to your body. It will remind you over and over and over…even nagging to do these important stretches. Simple isn’t it? Now get to stretching!



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