So you're exercising regularly, but what are you doing?
Running, cycling, weight training, maybe even a circuits class? But STILL have knee trouble!
A lot of our knee pain is caused by something simple...
SO ... what can you do?
STRETCH - simple stretches before and after a workout. Take a few minutes to stretch the Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes.
MASSAGE / FOAM ROLLING - help to reduce tightness and tension, therefore reducing any pulling on the knee. Can't bear to use the foam roller, or can't quite do it right? Book a Sports Massage!
BALANCE YOUR WORKOUT - make sure you are training BOTH Quads and Hamstrings, and STRETCHING both Quads and Hamstrings. Get some advice from a Sports Therapist or Personal Trainer if you are struggling.
GET OFF THE ROAD - mix up your running/cycling with a gym session, or even a banded or bodyweight workout at home! Target the muscles around the knee, but get some hip and core exercises in there too.
WORK THEM GLUTES! - adding a band in to your usual exercises can help to activate the Glutes. Squat with a band around your knees, crab walk side to side with a band around your Knees... simple changes that can target the Glutes and reduce stress on the Knee.