Because of the length of our segment we didn't get to touch on 2 other major issues runners can get; Patella Femoral Syndrome and Plantar Fasciitis so we are going to discuss them now.
Patella Femoral Syndrome (P.F.S.)
This syndrome usually stems from weak hip abductors (outer thigh) called your Gluteus Medius. If you have P.F.S. is can feel like pain down the front of your knee and also like your knee wants to "fall in" as you are walking/running.
- Walking backwards- put hands on bum and each steps you take backwards you should feel your bum muscles contracting (seems silly but it works)
- Monster Walks- click here to view demo
- Calf stretching
- Arch support; taping or orthotics
- You MUST have the proper shoes, this is one of the MOST important factors for any runner.