In today’s video, I wanted to show you how to fix your knee pain after squats.
How to Fix Knee Pain After Squats
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I’ll get Donnalee to demonstrate.
These are the common mistakes that people do when squatting and how to fix them.
#1 – Going too deep
If you suffer from knee pain when doing your squats, it might mean that you are not ready to go all the way down in your squat. Your knees may not be ready for it. Going too deep when squatting leads to knee pain, so limit how deep you go.
I recommend decreasing how deep you are squatting. Start off by doing the 90 degree squat and then raising back up. Go to a point where your thigh is parallel to the floor, and then work your way up to going deeper.
#2 – Putting too much weight on the toes
Placing more weight on your toes puts more stress on the quadriceps muscles, which pulls on the patella. This puts more stress on the knee joint, leading to knee pain. If you put a lot of pressure against the knee joint when squatting, it will irritate things.
Distribute your weight across your mid-foot or heel area. This will kick in more on your hamstrings and glutes which you want to be strong in order to prevent or help overcome knee pain. This is also great for preventing or overcoming back pain.
#3 – Knees pass the toes
We don’t want the knee to pass the toes. This puts a lot of stress on the knee. While it is impossible to prevent the knees from passing the toes, you want to try to minimize it.
Go to a point where the thigh is parallel to the floor. Put your weight more in the mid foot and heel, come back up and then go down again. This will decrease the stress on the knee joint.
If you have knee pain after squats, give those three things a go. Watch your depth, watch the weight on your toes and work on decreasing those knees passing the toes.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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