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I'm a distance runner. Knee hurts. Should I stop?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rest

Yes you shld rest.

In brief: Rest

Yes you shld rest.
Dr. Raphael Peralta
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