Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Question:

Hi, I completed my first half marathon yesterday. Surprisingly it wasn’t my cardio fitness that let me down but my joints. My knees and my hips started hurting after about 8 miles and today (the day after) I can’t walk properly. Is this ‘joint fitness’ something that will improve as I train more? I’m registered for another half marathon in October and would like to improve my time. Abbey

Answer:

Dear Abbey,

Sounds like you would benefit from some lower limb strength exercises such as squats and lunges to improve your gluteal and quadriceps strength. Book a consultation with a sports physiotherapist for some more specific advice. Kind regards

Angela Benjamin MSc MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist

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