A common issue I treat in my studio is knee pain. The range of people suffering from knee pain can be quite big, anyone from athletes to weekend runners, whose biomechanics could be causing their knee pain, through the population who may be suffering with some from of degeneration (arthritis for example). The way I treat people, depending on the cause of their knee pain is quite different, but one technique I have found useful for most people who suffer knee pain is the use of kinesiology tape. It is great for helping calm down the symptoms and easing discomfort. Whilst it won't correct the underlying cause, its good to ease the pain whilst the underlying cause gets corrected.
Watch this video here on how to tape knee pain. Knee taping video.
Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
Do you get knee pain when you run?
Chances it could be down to patellofemoral pain syndrome, more commonly known as “runner’s knee” (however don’t just assume it’s this), but what actually is ‘runner’s knee’ and more importantly what can we do about it?
If you watched any of the London marathon, FA cup semi final or any other sporting event recently then the chances are you may have seen some of those athletes wearing brightly coloured tape over their bodies. If you ever wondered what it is, I am going to tell you in this article, but more importantly I am going to give you some advice on how it can benefit you.
Knee Pain when running? Is Foam rolling your IT Band really going to help? Or will it just make it worse?
Do you get knee pain when you run? Do you feel it in your IT Band? Been going through the pain of Foam rolling your IT Band but it’s not got better?
One of the most controversial debates I see across the Therapy/Running world a lot, is whether people should use a foam roller on their IT band (ITB). Now I am not going to tell whether you should or shouldn’t, I’m going to share with you what I have done in the past to help those with similar issues.
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