Use a Foam Roller to Prevent and Deal with Knee Pain During a Workout

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Welcome to VisiHow. My name is Chris Poulos and I'm with God Body Personal Training. Today we're going to discuss knee pain. There are several different types of knee pain that we are going to discuss. We are going to discuss preventative methods and a solution to knee pain with a foam roller. There are four different types of knee pain that we are going to discuss today, and they are all to do with that nagging sort of injury that you have been carrying around. We will not speak about acute injuries for which you should go see a physician right away. We will be speaking about the types of knee pain that bother you during a workout. These techniques can be used by any type of athlete from a runner to a weightlifter and anything in between. The four types of knee pain are anterior, anterior medial, lateral and posterior. All of those types of knee pain can be caused by tight ligaments and tendons, and they can all be solved and prevented with the foam roller. The foam roller is an excellent stretching device and it's very good at preventing and solving those issues. It is a tool that we use commonly with our clients.

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    Starting with anterior pain in the front of your knee, get down on the foam roller.
    You can either go two legs at a time or focus on just a single leg by putting all of your weight on that leg. When it comes to stretching, the rules are very simple. Hold the stretch for about ninety seconds. When you are down on the foam roller, find the place where it's tight and painful. When you have found the place, keep a gentle roll and breathe through it while holding that position. That is for anterior knee pain.
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    If you are getting referral pain on the inside of your knee, which is often caused by inner thigh muscles or the IT band, try to find where the source of pain is.
    Bring the foam roller inside of your thigh, and rest the thigh onto the foam roller. Push in and roll the inside of your thigh on the foam roller. Once you have found the tight tendon trigger point, stay on and lean into it. If it is not the inner thigh that is causing the pain, it is going to be on the IT band.
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    Get onto the side of your thigh where it runs from your hip down to the side of your knee.
    Lean on it and roll from top to bottom, from hip to knee. Try to find the tight trigger point. When you do, just stay on it and breathe through it for ninety seconds.
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    If it is a posterior pain in the back of your knee, roll your hamstring.
    Sit on the foam roller on one leg. Lean into it and use your arm to push down into it. If you do not find any tight trigger points in your hamstring, then it is going to be in the top of your calf.
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    Rest your calf on the foam roller, use your arm and lean into it.
    Find the tight trigger point and roll it.
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    That is the way to discover and solve any knee pain.
    I recommend any athlete or person who trains to use a foam roller. After your workout, get your stretching in to avoid knee pain. That adds longevity to your workouts and keeps you pain-free. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. Please feel free to leave your comments and questions under the video, and have a great day!
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