I have been running a lot for 2 months, about 42 mins per session, 5 days per week. Recently, I have been feeling pain in my left knee sometimes. I probably should stop running now.

Any advices about how to rehab/recover my knee?

  • 4
    You may want to start by taking a look at these answers about preventing joint pain/damage when running. As for rehab, you'll need to give more information. – BackInShapeBuddy Apr 9 '12 at 19:03
  • Where on the knee is the pain? Does it hurt only while moving the knee? Does it hurt when you're not running? Does it hurt walking up/down stairs? – user3085 Apr 9 '12 at 22:18
  • 2
    Squats, squats, and more squats. By an large the best exercise I know of (when using proper form) to rehab/recover the knee(s). – Moses Apr 9 '12 at 23:56
  • What is your running technique? Are you landing on the mid/forefoot or are you heelstriking? – Robin Ashe Jul 9 '12 at 7:21
  • 1
    FYI, I visited a doctor, also took MRI, result is OK. After resting for about 3 months. Knee feels all right now. Could because of lack of resting on knee, ran too frequently. – gilzero Jul 25 '12 at 3:12

You should start swimming. I had runners knee for a while and my doctor recommended I swim because there is no impact.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.