I decided to write this blog post when I read a letter from one of Runners World’s readers.
For quite a long time, he has been experiencing clicking knees.
Owing to lockdown, he has been running outside, and after about a month, his knees stopped clicking.
Before the lockdown, He has been running on the treadmill, so he asked why is running outside better for his knee than on the treadmill?
During my career, I have gotten many cases like that one, with an easy fix of the problem with a sports therapy treatment such as a Sports Massage.
Very often clicking knees and knees pain are diagnosed with arthritis or Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
But most of the time they are caused by more common conditions such as:
More important causes of “clicking Knee” are:
To understand the difference between outdoor and indoor running, we need to analyze the biomechanics of running on the treadmill:
So even if at first glance outdoor running might seem more traumatic, it has many advantages:
Outdoor running, for the reasons listed above, results in more effective running training.
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