Hi it sounds like you could be experiencing what is called patellofemoral syndrome. Petellofemoral pain is one of the most common types of knee pain. Usually characterized by pain beneath the kneecap (patella) that gets worse after working out. More runners experience this but from what you have described this would be our educated guess. Weak or tight muscles can usually be the cause. We recommend foam rolling and streching to target those tight and weak areas to help stabilize your knee.
Foam roll quad
Start 1. Lie on stomach with foam roll under front of thigh, upper body supported on forearms.
Movement 1. Slowly roll front of thigh; apply pressure on tender spots for 30 seconds.
Foam roll IT Band
Start 1. Lie with foam roll on side, in front of hip. 2. Cross top leg over lower, with foot touching floor and bottom leg raised off floor.
Movement 1. Slowly roll from upper portion of outer thigh, slightly in front of hip joint, to knee; apply pressure on tender spots for 30 seconds.
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