Monday, September 28, 2009

Quad Strength Potential to alleviate knee arthritis pain???

There could be a connection to quad strength and knee mobility and function as a whole.

A study of 265 men and women with knee arthritis showed that good strength in the quadriceps reduced knee pain kneecap catilage loss, and disability.

This study proves very revealing but neglects that it is important to train for muscle imbalances. Most persons are quad dominant while sitting or squatting which makes focusing on both the quads and posterior chains of muscles and using proper form will be the most effective way to reduce knee pain.

(Arthritis & Rheumatism in press. ScienceDaily, January 20,2009.)

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