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i'm a distance runner. knee hurts. should i stop?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Yes & get evaluated: Healthy distance training should not cause persistent knee pain. Stopping running is a temporary fix-symptoms likely to recur if you do not address the underlying issue. See a sports med doc: treatment should be active recovery that involves safe cross-training & physical therapy/rehab to address underlying strength/endurance/flexibility/core deficits, gradual return to running when pain free.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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