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Running after Injury

Apr 5th, 2018

Hey, so about a year ago I injured my knee from running, think it was only ‘runners knee’ (hurting when walking, going down/upstairs etc.) and it healed in about 2 weeks, but I never properly ran afterwards from fear of injury.

 

I moved into other exercise e.g. HIIT, Pilates, Boxing etc. and occasionally run on treadmills, and normally don’t have any pain from this (sprints and short distances), but I want to get into running again and I don’t know where to start. I don’t get knee pain from any other exercise, and I’m probably fitter than I was when I was running, but I don’t want to injure my knee again.

 

Should I start with short distances, intervals?

 

Thanks!!

The Guru Responded:

Hi Tamara

 

Absolutely – start with small distances and slowly and respectfully go from there. There is a notion of only increasing your distance/time by 15% a week.

 

Less is more when starting out – get a good grounding base of fitness (that you’ve already got) and slowly increase your miles.

 

Allow your body to naturally adapt to the increase in load.Running rocks, just get it right at the start.

 

The Guru

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