Reoccurring knee pain can be caused by a variety of different reasons and have some possible simple solutions through which it could be alleviated. The most notable reasons for knee pain includes anatomical dysfunction such as femur alignment or pelvic rotations and weak core muscles that hold these bones in alignment. Solutions suggested include seeing a doctor or strengthening muscles through squats or other muscle strengthening exercises.
- The knee is held together by ligaments that can be stressed when running if your core and glute strength are not adequate to keep your pelvis and femur in alignment.
- If your femur is not aligned, the stress on your kneecap can cause pain that presents in the front or sides of the knee.
- You can try strengthening with squats, starting with partial squats and progressing to full squats.
The knee is in a difficult spot for pain, as it transmits and distributes the forces of running along what is known as the kinetic chain.