Stabilizing Your Knees
Megan Hanriot CPT, CES, PES, NWC | 10/27/2020
Moving up through the kinetic chain, we meet the knees. Knee injuries are primarily from either direct contact blows, or by the twisting and or bending forces applied to it. Preventative measures are important and easy to incorporate in your daily life!
The muscles that need to be foam rolled vary depending on the issues you are having. However, it’s important to note that the muscles of your thigh, from the knee to the hip, all affect knee mobility.
If you have an issue with your knees appearing to move inward, you have tight adductor muscles (muscles lining the inner part of your thigh). If you have pain at the front of the knee, that can be because of tight hip muscles and fascia (TFL). If your knees are bowed, you have tight abductor muscles (muscles lining the outside of your thigh).
Since knee injuries and ankle injuries are the most common lower extremity injuries, proper foam rolling, stretching, and stabilization is helpful. Follow my blog for more in-depth updates and look for my foam rolling videos for proper technique! We will upload at home exercises in the near future that will bring all of these discussions some more clarity.