When a person experiences pain in the back of their knee when straightening their leg, it is called posterior knee pain. Pain in the back of the knee, called the popliteal fossa, is common, but there is a wide range of causes, ranging from ligament injury to arthritis.
Lower body strengthening exercises may offload unwanted stressors on the knee joint by improving shock absorption through enhanced muscle strength.
When you do regular things like sitting — a lot — or even lightweight torturous things like wearing the wrong shoes, you can weaken your hips and bring about tightness and pain. if you’ve been feeling the strain for a while now, you’ve most likely Googled every hip-opening exercise and hip-opening yoga pose under the sun. No matter what you do, does it still feel like all that time in pigeon pose isn’t really helping? Well, your intuition isn’t wrong.
What’s the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee? A sports medicine weighs in.
Stay off the court: For overweight people with arthritic knees, racket sports like tennis and racquetball may accelerate degeneration of the joints, a new study finds.