Knee Pain with Squats

By Calvin Crawford – CC’s Staff

Knee pain with squats.

Congrats to everyone who has made it through a new commitment and is sticking with their wellness goals of 2020! January surprised me in the clinic as I saw an overwhelming amount of knee pain in patient’s that were exercising. To be clear – you should NEVER have knee pain with squats or lunges. In all these patients’ situation, FORM was the common denominator causing their pain. Fitness gurus across the industry critique and dissect squat form and can become a rather controversial topic. However, there a few common pointers that can really help you to prevent injury and exercise pain-free!

  1. Make sure your knees are behind your toes and your tibia (lower leg bone) is at 90 degrees to the ground.
  2. Your knees must be outside of your big toe, preferably over your 2nd or 3rd toe.
  3. Use a foam roller vertically to check your form to ensure perfection and prevent improper form.

If you are still having trouble getting that right form or just cannot shake the knee pain, let one of us take a look and help you out! Exercise is tough enough to stick to, and with pain it is nearly impossible to maintain that routine. Not only that, proper exercise programs are very difficult to create without various forms of squats and lunges, so you need to make sure you are doing them right!

 

Post Author: Calvin Crawford

Cal’s lovely wife’s name is Ashley. They have been in their first house for a year and are loving being in their own space. They have a golden retriever named TRIP. Cal’s 4 seasons are Hunting, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, and preparing for those 3.

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