Exercises for Knee Pain

Knee pain can be pretty tricky to diagnose and treat, so learning to deal with and prevent knee pain is key for many active folks.  KT Tape offers many different applications to treat knee pain such as runners knee, lateral knee pain, medial knee pain and light and full knee support among others.  As helpful as kinesiology therapeutic taping with KT Tape is, it’s important to take measures to strengthen your knee to get it back into top shape.  Check out these helpful exercises from RunnersWorld.com to help with knee pain. Knee pain often results from a weakness in the muscles around the knee combined with a lack of flexibility, often in the hips. A twisting low lunge addresses both problems, because it strengthens the quads and the muscles in the lower leg, while stretching the hip flexors, glutes, quads, and hamstrings, and increasing mobility in your spine. 1. Step forward with your right foot, bringing your right knee directly over your right ankle in a low lunge. Your left knee and foot should rest on the floor. Inhale. 2. Exhale and twist to the right. Bring your left elbow to the outside of your right knee. Bring your palms together and press your right shoulder up and back, twisting the upper back. Keep your right foot relaxed and your weight evenly distributed on it. Resist any tendency to roll to the outer edge of the foot. 3. Stay for at least five breaths before carefully unwinding and changing legs to twist to the left. You might be more flexible on one side, so give your weaker side equal attention, even if it is not as comfortable at first. For knee taping with KT Tape visit the application page of our website here. For professional taping find a KT Tape clinician here.