I know this is a common problem, and I have done a search, but nothing showed up.I am experiancing pretty bad knee pain right in the knee-cap area. I have been running 3 miles a day for the past 2 weekish, and I know this is why I am having the pain. I am using shoes that absorb shock, and are almost brand new, so they won't be worn.Any ideas on how I can get rid of this pain? I am not experiencing it while running, but afterwards and before, I get it really whenever I put strain on my knee.Please help, this has really been ruining my last month of summer.
You may need to just give your knee a couple days rest. I get this a lot from jumping off of high objects (don't ask, I like jumping down stairs, off of trees, etc.), and on occasion from running. Try doing some light stretching after each run, and if it hurts your knee at all, stop. It should get better in no time if you take it easy.
Here's some excersices that can help:
And some stretches:
As a side note, the second stretch (Iliotibial Band Stretch) helped me a lot when I had killer knee pain. You'd really be surprised at how much just that one stretch will help.