Running is not an exercise. It is a way of life for so many. It is an escape, an outlet, something that many people truly love and live for. It is important to understand that non-runners can also experience this pain and condition.
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Unfortunately, consistent running can cause havoc to the body. Many people end up with knee pain, knee injuries and or other physical conditions that keep them from doing what they love. It isn’t hard to understand why many people ultimately end up with pain or injury from running. The steady impact and persistent motion causes wear and tear on ligaments and joints. Some of it can be genetic. For others, the problem may be poor technique.
Many people also end up with muscular imbalances due to overtraining (running) certain muscle groups while neglecting others. We will talk more about muscular imbalances later. For now, let’s talk about what Runner’s knee is and how to treat it safely and naturally.
What is Runner’s Knee (or knee pain associated with running)
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)
Typically runner’s knee refers to pain located where the kneecap (patella) meets the thigh bone. The area is often inflamed and irritated. It is difficult (without x-ray) to determine if you have excess inflammation or if there is more structural damage. What you can be sure of is that the impacted area is highly inflamed. The first step in treating runner’s knee is to reduce the inflammation with a natural anti-inflammatory like Heal-n-Soothe. For a limited time, you can get a FREE Trial bottle of Heal-n-Soothe here (Natural Anti-Inflammatory).
Ways to Treat Runner’s Knee
- Rest – This may sound obvious but for runners, it can be difficult to sit on the sidelines for a while. If you are experiencing any discomfort while running, you will want to give the injured area a little time to heal. How long to rest will vary. Resting can also help ensure that the condition doesn’t worsen.
- Ice and Heat – Another fairly obvious, yet often underutilized treatment that can help bring the swelling down. This isn’t a long term solution but can help reduce pain temporarily.
Most Effective Treatments
- Anti-Inflammatory Supplements – One of the most effective ways to reduce the inflammation and help prevent the pain from coming back, is to take advantage of mother nature’s powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients. Things like Rutin, Ginger, Turmeric, Papain, Bromelain, Proteolytic Enzymes, attack inflammation at the source and have been proven to be effective for various forms of knee pain, including runner’s knee. All of these ingredients and more can be found in supplements like Heal-n-Soothe.For a limited time, LivingWell Nutraceuticals is offering a FREE Trial bottle of Heal-n-Soothe for anyone with knee pain or runner’s knee. You can get a FREE Trial bottle of Heal-n-Soothe here.
2. Address Muscle Imbalances – Physical therapy and or targeted stretching can help alleviate muscle imbalances in the body that often lead to knee pain. Conditions like Sciatica, High Hip, Piriformis Syndrome, tend to force people to overcompensate and put uneven pressure on one knee and leg. Something as simple as excessively tight glutes can lead to various conditions including back pain, knee pain, and more.
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