JUST SAY “NO” TO KNEE PAIN!
While a doctor should diagnose the cause of severe knee pain, there are a few small changes that you can make to your workout to help prevent or reduce knee injury!
DO LUNGES BUG YOUR KNEES? TRY MODIFYING!
Use modified lunges with good form and over time you might be able to transition back to regular lunges without pain!
Tips for modifying: take a large step forward to protect the knees. Many people take a short step which pushes weight over the toes and strains the knees. Try to keep the weight in your heels. Don’t bend as low as you can – try a small dip and work up to lunging with a bigger range of motion.
Do your knees ache after exercising or running? This may be caused by tight hamstring and calf muscles. Yoga and Pilates can help stretch and lengthen these muscles.
*Try this 10 minute yoga-stretch series.
STRENGTHEN YOUR HIPS
According to recent research findings, weak hips are the biggest predictor of knee pain! What can you do? Try these 3 moves to strengthen your hips.