Do you get stiff and achy knees with running? Does your knee cap pain get worse when you go up and down stairs or when you try to do squats? Do you want to get back to running with no knee pain?
We flip the roles for today’s episode. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on the RunBuzz Podcast and had the opportunity to share my knowledge on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, otherwise known as “Runner’s Knee”
In this episode we discuss what causes Runner’s Knee, prevention tips, and steps you can take to get rid of runner’s knee. All this and more is included in this week’s content!
Duane and Steve also talk about:
– Do you need an MRI to properly diagnose your knee pain?
– What medical provider should you book an appointment with in order to start feeling better today
– Should you wear a knee brace when you run?
– The best exercises to do to get rid of your knee pain
This deep dive episode on Runner’s Knee will provide you the knowledge to begin to train smarter and prevent your knee pain from coming back!
You can connect with Coach Steve Carmichael at RunBuzz! You can get access to training plans, run coaching and access to 100’s of blog posts and podcast episodes covering topics in running, training, strength training, nutrition for runners, fitness mindset, runner lifestyle topics and more
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I hope you enjoy this week’s information! It’s a great topic to understand as a runner so that you can stay active and stay healthy doing what you love! I hope you were able to find some good knowledge in this blog and podcast!
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
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The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.
At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.
I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.