Why Do My Knees Hurt While Running?

runner running on pavement

Why do my knees hurt while running? Do you love to run? But your knees keep hurting you? Did you know that at least 50 percent of regular runners get hurt each year—some estimates put the percentage even higher—sometimes from trauma, such as a fall, but more often from overuse (Yale medicine). If you have knee pain while running, you should probably discontinue that activity until you find out what’s wrong. You could be suffering from an underlying pathology/injury causing the pain. You may be able to continue running with some slight modifications to your stretching program, your footwear, or correcting poor knee, ankle, or hip running mechanics. Call today and schedule your appointment and let our Doctors of Physical Therapy help you get back to running again!

To your health,

Dr. Brooke Marshall PT, DPT