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Knee Pain and Glute Med

Knee Pain and Glute Med

Hey Guys,

So lately I have been seeing a lot of knee pain and I need to address it. Most of the time the knee pain that I see is coming from weak muscles of the hip, especially when the knee pain “comes from nowhere” or “I never did anything”. The lateral hip muscles (gluteus medius), help to stabilize the pelvis which will control the the knee. If the hip loses its strength, you are unable to absorb forces properly (these forces being gravity). Now, the knee has to adapt because gravity is still being placed on your body and usually that adaptation will turn into pain. So here is how you can test your knee to see if you have a weak gluteus medius:

If you do have a weak glute med (pronounced gloot meed) then go through these simple yet effective exercises:

Perform them 2 times a day for 3 sets of 10 and watch your knee pain disappear.

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Nicholas Halkidis