Knee injury is another common running injury. Knee injuries while running are usually caused by increasing the intensity or duration of running too quickly.
A knee injury could be a knee tendonitis or just a muscle train. Moderate knee injuries can heal by themselves but when the knee injury is serious, it is important to see a physician.
Treatment of knee injury involves exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. The following video demonstrates knee joint and muscle strengthening exercises.
The quads muscle is one of the key muscles used in running together with the calf. Doing targeted strength training exercise on the quad can help a runner to run faster and minimise injury.
Strength training exercise on the quad can help to make the quad stronger, increase endurance and minimise the incidence of injury.
The following livestrong video shows how to strengthen the quads.