Sore achy knees are a familiar part of running for many of us. Soreness in general is part of building up our bodies to tolerate the road and build our endurance for longer future runs.
Humans were made to run but if you are stiff and sore, especially in the knees, it could develop into problems later on.
Running problems are due to impact and mechanical problems that result in high impact with the ground. Shoes can reduce the impact but may not reduce injuries. Running style can reduce the impact as well and may reduce injuries.
More importantly, body ergonomics, or in other words, the way you are built can have an effect on the myofascia which is the connective tissue that controls how we move when we run. If you are built asymmetrically, it can distort your core which will tighten the myofascia surrounding the knees resulting in knee pain. Running has not been shown to damage your knees as previously thought.
Runners World in a recent article offered some exercises that can strengthen the tissues surrounding the knees which can help reduce knee soreness when you run. A great chiropractor can help as well. Check out the article below
How to Strengthen Your Knees If You Have Aches and Pains from Running
Running does not increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis in your knees, but you do need strong legs to stay healthy.
BY ASHLEY MATEO JUN 29, 2020
It’s hard to talk to non-runners about running without having them ask the inevitable question, “What about your knees?” It makes sense: The repetitive impact of running can be tough on your lower body, and running has long had a bad rap when it comes to knee injuries.
But running on its own isn’t as bad for the knees as people previously thought. Runners who logged the most mileage in a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research actually had less knee pain than the other participants.
That said, “the knee is the anchor of our running gait, thus taking on the brunt of the impact with every step of our run,” says Bethann Wittig, an RRCA-certified running coach, NASM-certified personal trainer, and Fitness and Personal Training Coordinator at Rutgers University.