Fix Knee Pain. Knee Extension with Modification. By Upland Claremont Cucamonga Chiropractor

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Long standing knee pain can cause secondary problems in the back, foot or posture.  Fixing knee pain as early as possible gets your whole body healthy.

This exercise will improve the common part of the knee to cause pain: the inside.  This is where the VMO (vastus medialis obliquis) muscle attaches.

With consistent walking or exercising, the outside of the upper leg muscle (T.F.L.) tightens causing an an imbalance at the knee.  The tightness of the TFL muscle weakens the inside VMO causing the knee pain.

This exercise helps return the balance by strengthening the inside knee.

Here are the steps:

  1. Position yourself on the edge of a table or bench where your legs will hang. or at the gym, on this machine. 

  2. Extend your leg out to lockout the knee with your foot turned OUT.  hold for a second, then return to the starting position.  Repeat 5-10 times as recommended by your chiropractor.

  3. As you improve build more muscle at the inside of the knee by using the machine with weights

This simple exercise will relieve your knee pain, build strength and improve your posture.

Related Exercise:

Modified Lunge Exercise for Back Posture Strength

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