5 Moves to Help Prevent Knee Pain

SELF.com—July 6, 2016

Knee pain is a common complaint among active people – most likely due to weight-bearing exercises and high-impact workouts like running.

According to Jennifer L. Solomon, MD, physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery, "poor hip control and poor activation of core musculature like the abdominals, glutes and hip rotators, can place mechanical stress on the knee."

To help prevent achy knees, Dr. Solomon recommends starting with a proper warm-up then incorporating these exercises into your routine:

1. Wall sit
2. Plank
3. Monster Walk
4. Dead bug
5. Lateral step down

"The most important thing to remember is quality over quantity," says Dr. Solomon.

To read the full article including detailed instructions for each exercise, visit Self.com.


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