Here are common knee injuries that could be the cause of bad hips:
1) Patellofemoral stress syndrome
2) Iliotibial band friction syndrome
3) Patellar tendonitis
4) Pes anserine bursitis
Attention: If you are experiencing knee pain, you should visit your doctor or physical therapist. He or she can evaluate your condition to determine the cause of your pain.
The first thing you need to do is get a full assessment
on your lower body strength, flexibility, and range of motion by a physical therapist so they can diagnose the problem and set up a treatment plan. This will also be useful information down the road if you decide to continue your strength training with a personal trainer. Second, if your physical therapist does identify you have weak hips, strengthening those hips is your next focus. This can be done with simple hip strengthening exercises, but you may also need more advanced hip strengthening exercises depending on your diagnosis. Since we now know that weak hips can lead to knee injuries by the turning of the thigh, balancing exercises could help restore the positioning of the thigh. Also, the use of a BAPS board could help strengthen your total lower extremity and position your leg in the optimal location to relieve your knee pain.
The saying “your knees are hostage to your hips” is the real deal. If you are experiencing minor knee pain or an athlete with a major knee injury, you need to get your hips evaluated to see if that is the indirect relation to the injury. If your hips are the problem, consulting a physical therapist for a plan to strengthen those hips is the next step.
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