How to Correcting Caving Knees

By Jason Wright December 28, 2022

How to Correcting Caving Knees

Posted in by Jason Wright on December 28, 2022.

Correcting Caving Knees!

This is a common mechanical deficiency we see in our patients’ movement. Sometimes they point it out, sometimes we do.

The fancy term for this is a “knee valgus” and occurs when the knee joint shifts inward during a loaded movement, like a step up, lunge, or squat. While not inherently a bad thing, this is often a contributing factor to pain and dysfunction of the knee, and so we wanted to highlight a critical movement pattern to help correct it.

Knee caving or “valgus” can be addressed by strengthening the glutes, generally done with a band around the knee or ankle.

The band will try to pull your knees inward and you need to turn your glute muscles on to help prevent that.

Here’s our Physio Seth demonstrating this in a simple walking pattern and a step up pattern.

Give it a try and let us know how that knee cave is coming!

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