Top Running Injury No. 9: Weak Knees

Top Running Injury No. 9: Weak Knees - Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products

This is the ninth article in a 10-part series exploring some of the most common injuries faced by runners.

If you run a lot, it’s inevitable that your knees will suffer a great deal of wear and tear. Not only does this result in a great deal of discomfort and pain, it can also greatly reduce their strength. Weak knees are a common problem with runners, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your favorite activity. Medi-Dyne has some information on what causes this condition and how you can manage it.


There are several reasons why weak knees occur in runners. Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Torn ligaments or cartilage
  • Knee joint infection
  • Arthritis
  • Knee sprains
  • Knee strains

If you experience a burning sensation, redness or swelling and stiffness in the knee, you hear a popping noise when you bend your knee, or you can’t straighten your knee properly, then you should talk to a doctor who can help you determine the right course of treatment.

2Steps to Pain-Free Running

Go into your local sports retailer and enter the Medi-Dyne 2Steps Pain Free Zone. You’ll not only find a wealth of information on weak knees and other conditions that commonly affect runners, you’ll also find ways to treat the issue. For example, our Tuli’s® 3/4 Gaitors provide shock absorption that can take pressure off of your knees. Our Tuli’s® Heavy Duty Heel Cups also lessen the impact on your knees while you’re running. To learn more, visit our e-store or give us a call at 800-810-1740.

The post Top Running Injury No. 9: Weak Knees appeared first on Medi-Dyne.

Also in Posts

man getting in the pool for low impact exercises
Low-Impact Exercise Ideas To Stay Active with Plantar Fasciitis

This guide will explore a range of low-impact exercises tailored to those suffering from plantar fasciitis...
Read More
Stocking with 2Toms & ProStretch products
Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

The holiday season is the perfect time to show your loved ones you care, and what better way to do so than with thoughtful gifts for stocking stuffers. 
Read More
tennis players and unique gifts
The Best Unique and Practical Holiday Gifts Ideas for Tennis Players

The holiday season is upon us, and it's time to ace your gift-giving game with unique presents for tennis enthusiasts.
Read More