Knee alignment

Since I got my diagnosis I started searching more things regarding patellofemoral pain syndrome, knee alignment, and body posture in general. Which I always knew that it is important. But I was looking at it as important for improving performance, never looked at it in the way poor body performance = injuries.

I am no expert, and probably there are people that might argue with me on the affirmation that knee alignment is related with poor body posture.

However I am looking at it from the point of view that if you have a knee unaligned, your leg will hurt in a certain position. Your body will try to compensate that certain pain and will alter its posture. As it is, because of my bad knee, my body adjusted its movements and I have a slight awkward movement in my hip and while running I have some pain.

Recently I found a very easy test to determine if you have a good knee alignment or not. Check the video :

As it happens, one leg squats were one of my favourite exercise and I always wondered why my left legs wobbles so much. My left leg  is my strong leg. So why I can perform one leg squats better on my so called weak leg ? Well, now I know !

Maybe you should also do this test. And if it happens that one of your knees collapses in while doing 1 leg squats, than maybe you should realign your knee !

And I have found some articles for that also :

http://www.livestrong.com/article/114011-knee-alignment-exercises/

In the link above you can find some knee alignment exercises that I am looking into at this moment. I have also found something even more interesting ( the internet is big and great ) which is  an already made knee exercises program.

http://www.riseleyphysio.com/files/pdf/Reform_knee.pdf

Save the pdf on your computer and open from there. Online does not load good. At least on my computer. Havent gave it a thorough read, but at a first glance looks useful. Looking forward to try it !

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