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Athletic Training

Running

02/09/2010

Question:

I have terrible knee pain whenever I do any type of excercise- even simple excercises like lunges or cycling? What can I do to strengthen my knee so I can go running?

Answer:

Some simple exercises you could try to strengthen your knees could be body weight lunges or step-ups.  Additionally, you could try wall squats or chair squats(going from a seated position in a chair to a standing position).  If you have difficulties with simpler exercises like these I would consult your physician to determine if further evaluation is needed.

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Response by:

Mike  Sypniak, MS, ATC Mike Sypniak, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University