Everyday, I am always challenged with a client who is complaining of knee problems. All of us have been there at some point, knees aching trying to get from one place to another. It’s tough because they are a super important joint and carry a lot of weight around for us! So why are they hurting?
A common cause for knee pain is muscle weakness. Your gluteus medius is a muscle that connects your pelvis to your thigh bone. This weakness causes instability for the knee so you inevitably put pressure on other muscles around your knee. This is biomechanically incorrect leading to pain!
Another common cause for knee pain is muscle tightness. If our muscles are tight they will pull on surrounding joints. Whenever a client is complaining of knee pain the first thing I do is stop and tell them to stretch their quads. Usually this solves the problem. If this doesn’t work try stretching the hamstrings, calves, and hips.
If these don’t help, see one of Evolve’s personal trainers for a complimentary assessment or equipment orientation for more exercises and stretches!
Here is an example of a few stretches to help you out now!