Hip and knee pain are often the result of weakness in the abdominal and glute muscles.
Your abdominals (a.k.a “core”) work to keep your upper body stable while your arms and legs move and your glutes extend your hip by bringing your leg back like when you walk or run.
But, when your abs and glute muscles are weak other muscles must compensate. This happens when your quadriceps (thigh muscles) and your hip flexors try to perform the work your abs and glutes are supposed to be doing. This is also why you can have knee pain when squatting.
The result is often one or more of the following:
-lower back pain
-foot and ankle pain
I use many different types of core strengthening exercises to eliminate hip and knee pain quickly.
Using exercises to strengthen your core muscles help to strengthen weaker muscles to reduce painful symptoms.
In the video to the right I’ll show you a simple, yet really effective core strength exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscles immediately and reduce hip and knee pain.
Try it out and leave me a comment here and tell me how it worked for you.