Friday, September 17, 2010
Hip Strengthening to Alleviate Hip Pain
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researchers have shown that a general hip strengthening program can reduce/eliminate patellofemoral (knee) pain in female runners. They hypothesized that strengthening a runner's hips would "remedy the mechanical flaws" that lead to knee pain. The exercises included single-leg squats and general resistance band work. The results were presented at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference in June. This is GREAT news for female runners who experience knee pain.