“Gait retraining–where a physical therapist recommends specific ways to change the way you walk or run–also appears to help ease runner’s knee pain, especially in combination with a strengthening program.
In general, taking shorter, faster steps takes pressure off your knees, Vincent says. If you run, he recommends counting the number of steps you take per minute. Get a number below 160? Speeding it up by 5 to 10% can reduce the load on your joints and alleviate knee pain.”
For more information about runner’s knee, including how to avoid the pain – be sure to read the full Time-Health.com article: