Major sports related injuries usually involve the legs and a part of these injuries cause serious damage to the knee joints. Irritation of the tendons that attach your muscles to the bones can cause severe pain or swelling around the kneecap particularly when you are running, jumping or doing activities which require climbing long distances. This is the cause of a condition known as knee pain due to running especially in athletes such as long distance runners and professional cyclists.

Keeping the various muscle groups in balance is important to long term knee function. Strong outer thigh muscles can over power the muscles of your inner thigh, a consequence of this can be a dislocation of your kneecap causing the condition known as knee pain running as this creates friction and wear on your cartilage. If you ignore the symptoms put out by your knee in this stage it may even lead to osteoarthritis.

Are you at risk of knee pain due to running? The elderly and people with excess body weight and athletes need to pay particular attention to their knees. They have to take definite steps to protect their knees. Exercises may be useful for strengthening the joints and helping the muscles around your knee to work together more effectively reducing your risk of being affected with the condition.

When excessive pressure is exerted on the knee, the cartilage that is present around the kneecap swells and this is the first causative factor for the condition known as knee pain due to running. Strenuous exercises and continuous running over a long period may lead to pain in front of the knee. In the field of surgery, the greatest advances have been in joint replacement, keyhole surgery and use of bio materials like artificial ligaments. The advantage of artificial ligaments to be used for alleviate the suffering of people affected by the knee pain due to running condition is that no healthy tissue from elsewhere in your body is lost.

When knee pain occurs there will be a restriction on the movement of the knee. Pain may be experienced more intensely while walking up and down stairs as it becomes difficult to bend and straighten the knee. A physiotherapist may advice specific exercises that aim to strengthen the muscle groups that function as a support system and help to move the knee joint.

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