While we gear up into the full speed of running season, we have to remember to always put our health first. We get it! – Accidents and injuries do happen but the good news is we’re here to help. Keep reading for tips from our Chiropractic Physical Medicine team on how to prevent and learn more about some of the most common running injuries!

Watch the video below for tips on how to avoid Runner’s Knee with Dr. Patrick Morris, DC, our Vernon Hills Chiropractic Physician.


What is Runners Knee?

A common condition experienced by athletes is patellofemoral pain syndrome – more commonly known as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is defined as a dull pain around the front of the knee (patella), where it connects with the lower end of the thighbone (femur).

Some red flags of you may be experiencing this injury are anterior knee pain, difficulty getting out of chair, quad tightness, or pain walking down stairs.

Prevention for Runner’s Knee

  • Check integrity of knee joint, our Physical Medicine team can help strengthen your knee joint to meet your needs! Whether It be with kinesio tape or rehabilitation exercises.
  • Focus on stretching quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, activate glutes and hams firing patterns.
  • Bridges, wall sits, 1 leg squats are all great ways to strengthen your knee joint.


About Chiropractic Physical Medicine

Chiropractic Care is a safe, non-invasive course of treatment that can be used as a first line of defense against pain. At Aligned Modern Health, Chiropractic Care is about finding the correct diagnosis and treating the root cause. Our Chicago Chiropractors take pride in helping each patient progressively achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. Whether you’re an endurance athlete, a new or expectant mom, someone who works long hours at a desk job, or anyone in between, it’s our mission to ensure that you can live with less pain, prevent further injury or reoccurrence, and continue to enjoy everything you love.


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