The knee joint is in a vulnerable position as it sits between the hip and the ankle joints and bears the brunt of what is going on above and below it. So often, poor alignment at the knee starts at the hip.
Hip muscles control the rotation of the thigh bone. Weak hip muscles, particularly those on the outside of the hip, allow the thigh bone to roll inwards. This in turn causes the knee to roll inwards, a position that is not well supported by the knee ligaments and muscles. Consequently, the structures of the inner aspect of the knee are excessively strained and can become symptomatic overtime.
The great news is that the hip muscles can be trained and the health of the knee improved so that your knees won’t stop you from staying active. Ask us if you are a candidate for such training.