Runner's knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome is a condition that causes pain under your kneecaps. Resting your knees by avoiding activities such as squatting or kneeling can help you ease the pain. You can also apply ice or drink ginger tea for pain relief. Physical therapy, the use of knee braces, and using supportive shoe inserts (orthosis) may also help.
There are so many types of exercises out there. It can get pretty confusing! But like most things in life, the simplest workouts are always the best. And because they’re so basic, you won’t need fancy equipment or skills. Here are the top five essential exercises you should know. 1.[.....]
Crescent kicks: Stand with feet hip width apart. Step onto your left foot, brush your right leg forward off the floor and create a large circular sweep from left to right with your leg. Repeat. Seated bent-knee: Sit with hands pressed on the floor besides hips. Bend knees in, lean forward and contract the abdominals. Open your knees on the sides and draw back.
Child Pose: Relieves stress, not advised for pregnant women. Warrior Pose I: Strengthens back, shoulders and arm muscles, not recommended for heart disease patients. Warrior Pose II: Increases stamina, people with neck pain should avoid. Cobbler's Pose: Revitalizes abdominal region. Downward Dog Pose: Relieves depression and improves digestion.
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