Many people struggle with pain in the front of their knees when walking down hill. Without realising it, they are bending their knees more than their hips, which forces the knees to bear a higher proportion of the load. By performing a small hip bend called a Vertical Hip Release, you can decrease the pressure on your knees by helping your body to share the load more evenly between your hips and your knees, and direct the weight more vertically into the ground instead of along the line of the thigh into the knee. Click here for a video tip on how to perform the Vertical Hip Release.
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