I run Twice a Week and my Knees are Starting to Hurt

September 17, 2012

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Knee pain is a very common complaint I hear from runners. It is impossible for me to diagnose your specific problem just knowing that you’re a runner. You could have ligament damage, tendonitis, meniscal tears, etc. Since all I know is that you’re a runner, the following is a response to a question I wrote regarding IT Band Syndrome.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome, more commonly known by its initials “I.T. syndrome” is an over use injury that effects the knee, the lateral portion of the thigh, and sometimes the hip. Pain increases with activity, usually running, and subsides when the activity is stopped.