Aching knees when running

I just started wk 3 last night and over the last few days I have had real pain behind my knees, especially my right one Its on the inside of my leg at the back if that makes sense

I was really frustrated last night as I felt able to run, the progression to 3 minutes of running suited me but i just cant!

Any thoughts its not sore when I walk just when I run! Should i refrain from the programme for a while or keep at it, any exercises or tips welcome!


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7 Replies

  • Might need more info to answer the question...... Do you run outside on a road? Do you have good trainers? Have you had the gait analysis at sports shop?

  • Hi there thanks for answering!

    yeah i run on the road, my trainers are new running trainers, and I dont know what gait analysis is! The pain radiates around to the inside of my leg in knee area, any ideas

  • Here are a few suggestions:

    Make sure the warm up walk is really brisk and for at least 5 minutes.

    Drink plenty of water throughout the day,

    Do lots of stretches after each run

    Try to find a football pitch or park where you can run on the grass

    Always have at least one rest day between runs

    Find somewhere that does gait analysis to check your running style, to see if this is where the problem is.

    Good luck and hope it feels better soon!

  • I had similar issues and went to a sports injury specialist. He diagnosed a flat foot issue, advised special insoles, which I bought, and have never looked back!

  • I am having the same issue, but I already know I have flat feet. Please could you let me know which insoles you bought? Thanks.

  • Sorry - I can't recall, but I will check with the place I bought them and post again when they reply.

  • OK, got the answer.

    They are Powerstep, manufactured by Carnation Footcare.


    Not cheap, but have been worth every penny.

    I would also say that I bought my running shoes from a specialist shop, and they also assessed my feet and narrowed down the range of shoe-options because of the flat feet.

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