May 04, 2020
If self-isolation has forced you to switch up your regular exercise routine with high impact exercises, you might be experiencing some knee and hip pain after running or cycling.

90% of recreational runners will experience some kind of injury, and those injuries can take up to six weeks to come to surface. So, it's highly likely you could be experiencing knee or hip pain after running, even if it doesn't appear for six weeks after you've done the damage.

MLC has invited physiotherapist Dora to outline some tips and tricks for best practices; like choosing your exercise terrain or footwear. Plus, she'll cover the exercises and stretches that will help treat any aches or pains you may be currently experiencing.

For example, one of the easiest ways to prevent knee and hip pain after running is to make sure your feet are taken care of. That means regularly replacing worn out or old footwear and ensuring your running shoes are supportive for your foot type. In the video, Dora suggests some footwear retailers you can still visit in self-isolation to get your footwear sorted.

Changing up your terrain also makes a big difference to the overall impact of running. Concrete is hard and unforgiving on your joints and muscles. Choosing to run on an oval or beach could drastically reduce the impact of knee and hip pain after running.

Watch the entire video to see Dora's tips, tricks and helpful exercises to stretch out those muscles and gently treat your aches and pains.
 

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