I was running fine for around 15 days, and then the Knee Pain started. The pain was concentrated on the left side of the right knee and a friend of mine who is a physiotherapist said it is because of the strain on the knees when I run. Here is what I was suggested:
- I would need to get shoes that suit my feet type. (Motion Control Shoes for me because I over-pronate).
- I could try doing a few exercises in a gym that would help me make my knees strong.
- I would have to find a softer surface to run than running on the road.
- I would need to lose some weight before I can run long distances.
I really want to take up running as a daily exercise so I went ahead and bought a pair of Nike shoes for motion control. I started hitting the gym and did doing the prescribed exercises. For running on a softer surface I would have to travel a few kilometers and would have to switch to running in the mornings which I can’t afford right now. And I am trying my best to lose weight; I would not switch to an unhealthy way to lose weight ever again. (Read about the last time I tried a shortcut to lose weight)
Finally after 12 days on 25th December, I could run again without any pain.