Tackle Your Anterior Knee Pain With This Mobilization Exercise From Pleasantview Physiotherapy
It’s not just athletes who can struggle with anterior knee pain. The tissues around your knees can get sticky and gummy and stop sliding properly when they should, causing anterior knee pain. You need a simple way to break up the sticky, gummy tissues.
You could benefit from knee mobilization exercises. This exercise will get into the tissues around your knee and make walking, jumping, and running more pleasant. All you need is a flat surface and a lacrosse ball.
1. Sit down on a flat surface with your active leg straight and non-active leg bent.
2. Start on the inside of your knee and find a sore spot with the lacrosse ball.
3. Using the lacrosse ball, put pressure on the sore spot and twist the ball.
4. Using the same technique, move the lacrosse ball all the way around your knee cap, putting pressure and twisting.
5. Perform this for about 2 minutes on each leg every other day.
6. You won’t clear it all out the first day, but after four or five days, you should feel better.
This exercise is going to significantly reduce or eliminate your anterior knee pain, making movement easier. In fact, you’ll be surprised how quickly doing this mobilization exercise can resolve your knee issues.
Contact Pleasantview Physiotherapy today to schedule an appointment with a physiotherapist to see how simple exercises like knee mobilization can help you reduce pain and enjoy your life more.