Running is the best exercise you can find. It requires a lot of your muscles and you burn a lot of calories. If you are running outside, then it is even fun. But, after the whole day at work, your muscles become ‘’lazy’’, so start running every day can shock them. If you have aches, it is perfectly normal. But there are many injuries and pains that can be problematic and they require a medical assistance.
If you feel a snapping sensation or pain on the outside of a knee, the possible diagnosis is Iliotibial band syndrome. Many runners have inflamed or tight iliotibial. You can foam and ice them after running. This should help. If you have the pain several days, and nothing helps, you must go to a doctor.
If you are feeling a general knee pain, the possible diagnosis is Patellofemoral pain syndrome. Women can experience this injury more often than men. You will know that you have this injury if you feel the ache, dull pain in the front of you both or just one kneecap. This is even worse when you are running up hill or take the stairs. Again, you can use icing in order to prevent it from getting severe. If you don’t feel better after a few days, you must go to a sports medicine doctor or a physical therapist.
If you feel tenderness and pain, long your shins, the possible diagnosis is Shin splints or a stress fracture. You can try new shoes, icing and rest to solve this problem. If these don’t help, you will have to go to a doctor. It may be a stress fracture, so you will have to wear a medical boot for a couple of weeks.