Yoga teacher Helen Clare beach running with her running group

Runner’s Knee

Running knee pain is frustrating, but there is good news! It is possible to fix runner’s knee and avoid it in the future!

How to recover from runner’s knee

There are 2 types of running related knee pain. Pain on the outside of the knee indicates ITB Syndrome, and pain on the front of the knee indicates Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.

Both of these pain points stem from mechanical imbalances in the body, so, for longterm recovery, we need to build overall body strength, mobility and flexibility – everything a regular yoga practice offers you.

Today I show you some great exercises in a 10 minute yoga class for runner’s knee pain to get you on the road to recovery. Do this class multiple times over the coming weeks and you should feel a positive effect for your knee pain.

This video is also fantastic ‘pre-hab’ to avoid runner’s knee!

I hope you liked this week’s video, please leave me a comment below, and I will see you next week when we will be looking at core strength!

All my best,


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Helen Clare

Helen Clare, founder of Helen Clare Yoga and Run Better with Yoga, is a trail runner, senior yoga teacher and yoga for athletes coach, living in Cornwall, UK.


  • Think you may just have nailed my issue.🙏 Lockdown has stopped me swimming and increased my running too much.
    Got lazy on the strength work and now trying to mend itb with the help of a brilliant sports massage lady and her needles along with basic strength exercises.
    But this video was really helpful!

    It takes longer at 62!
    Will investigate the cost of subscription thx! 🙂x

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