Three Steps to Nixing Knee Pain for Good

Knee pain is your biggest workout complaint, but this prevention plan can help you feel better fast and stay injury-free

SELF Magazine—December 13, 2011

Sore knees are your biggest workout woe, according to a poll. To protect your patellae and remove the ouch for good, try this three-step prevention plan designed by Lisa Callahan, M.D., codirector of the Women's Sports Medicine Center, and exercise physiologist Polly de Mille, both of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Do the moves two or three times a week, before a workout (so your knees aren't already achy) or on an off day. Think of it as prehab, Dr. Callahan says, so your knees never need rehab!

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