As a runner, having knee pain can be a real pain in the butt (OK, not really).
Your knees have a thankless job. They bear the brunt of your body weight while helping you walk, run, and move seamlessly—all without much complaining.
The knee is the largest joint in the body, says Dr. Scott Weiss, a licensed physical therapist, board-certified athletic trainer, and exercise physiologist.
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