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Do These To Deal With Your Sore Knees After Running

Running is an activity many people enjoy doing. Breathing in the fresh air while racing across the park gives a joyful feeling. However, sore knees is often a problem when people run. Sore knees are very annoying because you can’t see the pain. It’s only something you experience occasionally when the knee needs to bend. You can take control of the pain and feel better if you follow some of these tips:

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Do These To Deal With Your Sore Knees After Running

Running is an activity many people enjoy doing. Breathing in the fresh air while racing across the park gives a joyful feeling. Some people do it to keep fit or lose weight. Others do it simply because they love it.

Sore knees is often a problem when people run. The pain could be mild. It could also be severe. The fact that the pain is internal makes it even more difficult to see the extent of the injury. That is why it is important to know what to do when the pain starts.

The most common type of pain many people feel after running is knee pain. The knee is the major muscle involved when you run. It is basically the one that controls the movement of the legs from forward to backward. Therefore, it's natural for it to become sore when you stress it for some time.

Knee pain is otherwise known as patello-femoral pain syndrome. Due to lots of movement of the knee, the cartilage under the knee breaks down which causes knee pains.

Sore knees are very annoying because you can’t see the pain. It’s only something you experience occasionally when the knee needs to bend. You can take control of the pain and feel better if you follow some of these tips:

Rest your knees

A great solution to sore knees is rest. Lots and lots of rest. Sometimes, all the knee needs is some time for the cartilage to heal and to become better. But, if you keep straining the knees and doing exercises that require the knees to move a lot, it will become sorer.

After running, take some time to rest. Sleep for a long time because your body needs to recuperate. If you run every day, take a week off to give your knee some rest. Avoid squatting, lunging, standing or sitting for a long time. They will only contribute to the soreness. All you need to do after getting sore knees is to walk anywhere necessary.

Ice your knees

Knee pain only comes when the cartilage is sore. Even though you cannot see it, the cartilage is swollen and needs to rest. Putting ice on the sore spot can really help reduce the pain to the barest minimum. Take an ice pack and leave it on your knees for about 30 minutes. Do this procedure daily. If you can’t, do it every other day.

An ice pack is the best to use because the ice will be in direct contact with your knee. If you cannot get an ice pack, consider using anything cold from your freezer. It could be a frozen bottle or a pack of vegetables you haven’t eaten. The main thing is to make sure that knee feels something very cold to relieve the soreness.

Wrap up the knees

After running and getting sore knees, you might find it very difficult to walk. Any time you walk, you might experience severe pain. You can solve this problem by wrapping your knee up.

There are many thing you can use to wrap it up. You can use an elastic bandage which is readily available at a local pharmacy. Patellar straps are also great for wrapping the knees up. Your knee will stay firmly in place and you can remove the straps in no time.

Another alternative is to use a knee compression sleeve. Wrapping your sleeves is not as messy as using an ice pack. And it works just as fast as other methods.

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