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Can I run on a cemented surface?

Q: I am a 31 years old man having pain in my knees. I run around 7-8 km daily on a cemented surface. Is that causing the problem in my knees? Are there any specific types of shoes, which can provide good suspension while running? Please advice.

A:Running on a soft surface is always better for the joints as this reduces their wear and tear. Wearing a good cushioned pair of shoes is an absolute must to prevent any more potential damage. There are many good shoe companies who cater to runners, do go into the market to check.

In the interim, if you feel that after this, there is still no improvement in your knee health, then you can modify your workout by replacing running with brisk walking. To get the almost the same benefit, without the risk of injury, you have to go on a little longer or walk a greater distance!

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