The knee is a complex joint with a variety of inputs. Knee health is key for everyone, whatever their goals and requirements. Your goal could be running a marathon, squatting heavy weight, playing a sport, or just functioning through life without pain, we all can take steps to improve our knee health.
I’m sure we’ve all experienced that sensation when you bend at the knees and hear the crack or pop. In most cases, this isn’t serious, but it still can be a scary feeling. Having a specific routine for knee health can help reassure you that you’re taking the best care of your knees as possible.
The knee is a joint that is made up of bone, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Stretching and strengthening these parts of the joint can help reduce pain and prevent further injuries. Sometimes, though, the knee pain that you experience is linked to other joints or muscles being tight. This could be in your hips, calves, or ankles for example.
Complex joints have a variety of inputs so we've collected exercises that address a variety of muscles around the knee. Our database of stretches and exercises will cover any and all exercises that might help reduce your pain. Even if you feel like one of these stretches isn’t stretching the actual knee, per se, it could still help mitigate the pain you feel in your knee by loosening up other connected parts.
The knee is a complex joint and certain types of knee pain or injuries could be serious. As always, please consult your personal healthcare professional if you think that you might have a serious issue or condition. And as a precaution, it is always good to keep your doctor, physical therapist, or other health professional in the loop about what stretches and exercises you’re implementing just so they know.
Please don’t underestimate the value of proper knee health. No one wants nagging pain in their knees. Look after your knees using the exercises below.