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A new study shows the continual support for strengthening the hip abductors or glut medius for PFPS or patellofemoral pain syndrome.  When 3 hip exercises (sidlying leg raise with weights, standing side walking with band around ankles and hip extension with resistance) were added to conventional knee stretching and strengthening, the group with the added hip exercises had significantly less knee pain and better function at 3, 6, and 12 months post treatment! 

This adds to the evidence that knee pain is not always just “knee pain” but often the source can be from the hips, feet, etc. 

 

reference: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(10):823-30.

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