Control Your Foot to Make Your Knee Feel Better When Twisting On One Foot
Your knee pain should not stop you from doing activities you enjoy!
The video above addresses one specific potential cause for knee pain when twisting: uncontrolled foot pronation.
Why Do I Have Pain on The Inside of My Knee When Twisting?
Let's say you are walking in a straight line and the make a sharp right turn pivoting off your left foot.
If the arch of your left foot collapses at a controlled rate (arch collapse = pronation), your knee will likely be pain free.
But, if the arch of your left foot collapses too far and too fast, the inside of your knee (medial knee) will overstretch.
This is how you can damage your medial collateral ligament (MCL), among other knee structures.
What Can I Do To Fix The Inside of My Knee When Twisting on One Foot?
If you have trouble controlling the arch of your foot and your have medial knee pain, then it is critical that you teach your body to control and decelerate foot pronation!
Balance on the affected leg and rotate the opposite foot out to the same side. This means that if your left medial knee hurts, you should balance on your left foot and rotate your right foot out to the right.
Start small - the reaches must be in a pain free range of motion.
And feel free to start the drill by touching your toe down on the ground each time you rotate your foot out.
If it feels like balance is too challenging or your knee hurts even with a small range of motion, hold onto a countertop to reduce the balance challenge and try again. Remember, this drill must be pain free!
The goal is to ultimately add a little squat while keeping your reaching foot off the ground at all times.
If you do this drill correctly, the arch of your foot and glute will feel a healthy amount of work!
Remember, This Is Only The Start For Most Injury Recoveries...
The body is complicated and this is one small, but important piece to your injury recovery.
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