Runner’s knee is a common condition characterized by pain around or behind the kneecap during or after running. There are several common causes of knee pain while running, including overtraining or overuse of muscles, injury, poor running form, poor foot support, having the knee cap too high in the knee joint, and weak thigh muscles. Several risk factors for knee pain during or after running include having a history of knee injuries, running with poor form, inadequate conditioning, increasing mileage or intensity too quickly, and anatomical differences between men and women. It is important to manage knee pain while running through rest, ice packs, gentle stretching and strengthening exercises, wearing proper shoes, gradually increasing running, seeking medical advice if pain persists, and consulting a doctor or physical therapist for guidance on treatments and specific exercises.
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