I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.
I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.
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Jerry, Yes, they probably are connected. What you describe is generically called anterior knee pain (AKP)/patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) with associated movie goer's sign. Perform clamshells
Len, Try to keep moving your patella as shown in the video. I normally see rolling the IT band as more painful than beneficial. Try rolling it and stretching your IT band before and then trying to move
Good to hear from you again, Len. The pull on your knee cap means that that quad is tighter than the left side. I always use an inferior glide mobilization of the knee cap when I see this with patients
Bud, I think that's a great idea. The difference between biking and running is that biking requires predominantly concentric contractions whereas running requires concentric and eccentric. A rebounder
Holly, Thanks for the question. The good news is that you don't need to worry so much. It is common for this to occur when you start working out. It is partly due to the increased muscle and partly due