It is essential that you have good muscle strength around the hip and pelvis, and that you have your feet assessed in order to prevent injury at the knee.
Good quadriceps (front of thigh muscles) and gluteal (buttock) muscles are the most important regions to strengthen. This can be achieved through good squats, leg press and hip extension machines. These are difficult exercises to explain, as done incorrectly can lead to pain, so worth a session with a good sports Physio to ensure you do them correctly.
An assessment by a Podiatrist, who will film you walking, running and also examine your feet is also essential in helping prevent knee pain.
If you are concerned about your knees, then come and see one of our physios for a session where they highlight any weaknesses and give you an exercise programme that is specific to you and fits in with your current lifestyle.