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To relieve runner's knee, strengthen your hips #running #runninginjury

To relieve runner's knee, strengthen your hips #running #runninginjury

Over the last few years, a growing amount of research has linked weak hips and runner's knee. For example, one study published last year found that women who developed runner's knee had greater hip instability in their gait. Another study published last year found that, after a hard run, people with runner's knee had a much greater short-term decline in hip strength than did runners without knee pain. In light of such findings, it's become common to recommend hip and core strengthening instead of the formerly default knee- and quad-strengthening program to prevent runner's knee. But what about if you currently have knee pain? Is hip strengthening still the way to go? Yes, according to research that will be published in the Journal of Athletic Training . Researchers at four facilities in Canada and the United States recruited 199 people who had been suffering patellofemoral...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/to-relieve-runners-k...

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