Top 3 Causes of Runner’s Knee

 

Runner’s Knee is technically called patellofemoral pain syndrome.  Health.com attributes 17% off all doctor’s visits to be from knee pain.  With treatment, most people can relieve their pain and return to the activities they enjoy, including running. 

What it Feels Like: Usually, it is worse when you run/walk downhill or descend stairs.

Causes

#1 Running

Shocking I know! Running with poor spinal alignment or foot imbalances will surely lead to imbalances in the muscles which control the knee.

#2 Sitting

Excessive shortening of certain muscles while at your computer desk for 8 hours is helping your boss not your body.

#3 Poor Exercise Execution

Have you seen the meme’s of people performing the exercise wrong? They are hilarious so after you finish watching my youtube video google that. Anyway, proper technique is most important for proper leg and thigh muscle engagement to ensure proper balance. Friend’s don’t let friends skip leg day. Okay, see the meme below.

Friend's don't let friends skip leg day workouts.
If you haven’t figured it out yet look at his tiny calf muscles.

Published by Dr. Jase

Thanks for visiting. More about me...I wanted to be a doctor as long as I can remember. My passion is and always will be to help people solve their health problems and inspire them to be better versions of themselves. I completed my undergrad at Michigan State University where I studied Physiology. It was there I shadowed in a local hospital, talked to scientists, counselors, medical doctors and chiropractors. After much consideration I attended Life University in Atlanta, GA. Prior to attending Life U I had never been to a chiropractor. All I knew is they help peoples' spines. Shortly after attending I received my first adjustments. Previously, it was ingrained in my head that pain was normal and to ignore it. As part of the process at Life U you are assigned a student intern that is learning to adjust people. Little did I know their learning experience on my spine would be my miracle. At 26, I've had constant shoulder pain since my days on the high school football team. I was 100 percent convinced I'd have to live with it forever. After being under care for a few weeks things started to change and shortly thereafter my pain was gone. Besides the knowledge in joint pain and spinal adjustments I became well-versed in other aspects of holistic care like diet, exercise, and other chronic disease processes that can be reversed via lifestyle. I love to teach and like to be creative so starting a blog, youtube channel and instagram profile check all my boxes for what makes me happy as a person. Other accolades: I became the go to chiropractor in the Atlanta area for athletes and families. The Atlanta Blaze MLL (professional lacrosse) team brought me on to be their team chiropractor. 2015 Nationally Qualifed NPC Men's Physique Competitor I also did some modeling and even acted in a few commercials for fun.

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