Knee pain in runners video: what is causing it and what exercises can you do to resolve it? By Your Marathon Physio Lucy Macdonald


The good news is that knee pain in runners rarely stops people from completing a marathon. So as long as you carry out the right exercises to treat the cause of the problem you should be fine. In this video, Lucy Macdonald, author of Your Marathon Your Physio handbook, talks about the causes of knee pain in runners and what you can do about it. 

Exercises for knee pain in runners 

These are the exercises mentioned in the video. Only do them if they are pain free.

1) The fabulous running man:

2) The wall ball series: then 38 and 39.

3) Squatting:

4) Split Squats:

More videos on running injuries and marathon training

If you would like to watch our latest videos on running injuries and marathon training please click on the following links: 

Intro and top training tips

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Lucy’s favourite running exercise

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Why your tendon pain is not getting better (Achilles, Plantarfascia – sole of foot, Knee, Hip, Buttock, Hamstrings)

Plantarfascia pain – pain in the sole of your foot or heel, AKA plantarfascitis or plantarfasciopathy

Shin Splints

ITB pain – pain at the outside of the knee

I have a running injury, will I be able to run the marathon. With three months to go.

Hip and groin pain in runners

Good pain vs bad pain

Should I run if I am ill and how to return to running after being ill?


Get in contact

For more info on how Lucy Macdonald can support you on your marathon journey please watch this video which also contains her top three tips on preventing injury training for a marathon. 

You can contact Lucy directly on, via this website (where you can also find lots of free running exercise videos) and on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. 

If you would like to book an appointment, please click on this link.


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