Today, I wanted to talk about what to do with knee pain. This isn’t a fix for a serious knee injury (e.g. instability, meniscus or ACL tear). It’s intended for anyone who does not have a history of knee injuries, but occasionally has some pain they would rather not have. The pain may not even be enough to keep you from working out, but it just doesn’t feel right. If this sounds like you, try this!
Grab a band, tie it to something heavy, and wrap it around your ankle a few times. Slide back until you feel the band pulling pretty hard and then squeeze your quad. Your heel should raise slightly off the floor. If it doesn’t initially, it should improve after several reps. Start with 3 sets of 10 and check to see if your knee feels better. If not keep going and check again.
This is a great way to recover from a tough leg workout or just regain normal range of motion from the daily wear and tear we put on our knees. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes!
-Move well. Eat clean. Be happy.-