As someone who struggles with regular knee pain, I’ve come to realize that our knees are involved in countless exercises throughout the day. With pain in a joint such as the knees, you can be reminded of its presence on an hourly basis. Annoying, right?
How You Can Decrease Knee Pain by Hip Exercises
One rule of thumb that I’ve often found reliable is the “aim below and above” technique when dealing with joint pain. When we can build up the strength and stability of the musculature surrounding the joints, it’s been shown to decrease the occurrence of everyday pain and future injuries. This helps lessen the severity of muscular imbalances as well.
So when it comes to decreasing knee pain, it’s important to focus on the rest of your leg, especially your hips. Often knee pain can be intensified as a result of weak muscles and imbalances throughout the hips, which places a lot of undue stress on the knee joint. This also holds true when it comes to activating muscles in our glutes.
When focusing on strengthening your hips, integrate exercises such as the single-leg step-down, leg raises, single leg squats, hip abduction and adduction, glute bridges and side-lying clams. While these exercises don’t seem as intense as other strength-training exercises designed for the legs, they are priceless when it comes to decreasing knee pain and elevating your entire fitness level.
Blog Written By: Blaire Rummel