Ask Eric: Runner’s Knee

About the Author: Eric Cressey

Will the excercises on Magnificent Mobility help treat runner’s knee, along with the tight IT bands and hamstrings? Are there different exercises which you would recommend for the knee/IT band problems?

I haven’t bought the dvd’s yet, but if they’ll help my knees I’d consider it.

Absolutely, Peter. Most knee issues arise from lack of mobility at the ankles and hips – so one goes to the knee (what should be a stable joint) and creates range of motion. We’ve had a lot of great feedback from people with bum knees who have seen great results with the DVD.

Mike and I are more than happy to help you customize the drills to your needs.

I’d also recommend that you pick up a foam roller to work on soft tissue quality in the ITB/TFL. You can read more about it here. I’d also recommend that you take a lacrosse ball to your calves and glutes to free up any restrictions that are there – very common in anterior and lateral knee pain.