Knee Pain

Does running really wear out your knees?

Have you ever heard someone say,“Stop running or you’ll wear your knees out!” We hear this idea from our clients all the time.The thing is current scientific evidence consistently shows there is no association between walking, running and common recreational sports and the progression of knee osteoarthritis.So we don’t believe running will “wear out” your knees.Other risk factors like …

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Want to Prevent Osteoarthritis?

Here are 3 evidence based tips to minimise your risk of developing osteoarthritis! (P.S these tips also help manage it!) 1 – Maintain a healthy body weight throughout your life. The extra pressure that increased body weight (body fat) puts on your load bearing cartilage is well documented. This increases the rate of wear and …

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What is Runner’s Knee and How to Avoid it

Experiencing a tender pain around or behind the kneecap is usually a sure sign of patellofemoral pain syndrome, a fancy term for runner’s knee. The repetitive force of pounding on the pavement, downhill running, muscle imbalances, and weak hips can put extra stress on the kneecap, leading to pain.   How to fix runners knee …

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