Does the Way You Stand Cause Knee Pain?

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Does the Way You Stand Cause Knee Pain?

One of the biggest challenges for knee pain sufferers is hyperextension. When you stand with your legs and feet very close together, it teaches you to lock your knees, causing unnecessary strain on the knees that can cause discomfort. If you stand with your feet hip-width apart, you’ll start standing without hyperextending your knees. In this video, Sam Brown will teach you how to engage the vastus medialis, or the most inner quadriceps muscle (the large group of muscles that run along the front of your thighs), which will make hyperextending your knees nearly impossible. To complete the exercises in this video, you’ll need:

  1. elastic circle
  2. yoga block
  3. yoga circle
  4. exercise mat

Check out the first part of this three-part video series on knee health. Sam demonstrates knee stability exercises, which teaches you how to stand and sit without adding strain to your knees. Stay tuned for the third and final part of this video series.

Want more moves to encourage healthy knees? Join our 30-Day Stronger Knees Challenge today!

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