30 Jul '14, 10am

Knee pain is not just "part of running" - a few easy PT exercises for runner's knee #runchat

My first recommendation is the lunge matrix to strengthen the IT Band . Issues with the ITB often cause runner’s knee. I started doing this after my injury in 2007 and have only has very short flare ups since then. {Click to see the lunge matrix } Second are a series of moves that focus on creating better hip stability , which in turn means your knee isn’t being pulled all over the place by weakness up the chain. {Click to see all the moves } Finally here are the newest exercises that I am adding to my routine of stretching, foam rolling and the above exercises to help get my glutes and inner thigh muscles firing appropriately. Squeeze with raise - Using a small ball or yoga block, squeeze knees together and simultaneously extend one leg. Repeat 10 times per leg to work the quad right near your knee. You have to stay focused on the squeeze. Clam shell with resistance : Adm...

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