Whether you're new to running or a veteran marathoner, you may wonder, "Why do my knees hurt when I run?" Causes of knee pain after running can range from runner's knee to having poor form while running to wearing the wrong shoe for your foot shape and stride.
A burning pain or sensation can occur in the knee after a trauma, overuse injury, or strain. Rest, ice, over-the-counter medication, and a knee support may help relieve symptoms, but some people may need medical treatment.
Hip and groin pain may result from injuries, such as a fracture or tear, or underlying conditions, such as endometriosis. Home remedies can help manage the pain, alongside seeking medical attention for underlying causes.
Your psoas muscle is one of your hip flexors that lifts your thigh. When this muscle is too tight or weak, it can result in muscle imbalances that cause pain or hinder your ability to walk. Learn more about the role of the psoas muscle and exercises to stretch and strengthen it.
Gentle stretching and other low impact exercises can strengthen the muscles that support your knee joint. Start by stretching your heel, calf, quadriceps, and hamstrings, and work up to half squats, calf raises, and other leg lift variations.