It is quite a “chicken or egg” scenario… When you experience knee pain the first place you would think to look it at the knees…
That would make sense now wouldn’t it?
But is this really the case? Let’s take your car as an example. 🚗 You are driving down the road and the oil light goes on in your car…so do you think that the oil light is the problem? No, of course not, that would be silly, however when you are just looking at your knees when you have knee pain you might be doing the very same thing!
Think of your body like a chain and you have heard the old saying, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” So when your knees begin hurting, we immediately think that the weakest link is in the knees. However, let’s for a moment consider that the tension in the chain may have moved to a different point along the chain….The part of that chain that I am talking about is your lower back. Attached to your lower back are the two largest and strongest muscles in your body, your #psoas muscles. When these muscles are pulling really tight they pull forward and down on your lower back creating tension in your pelvis. As this happens guess what part of your body needs to pick up the slack? Yup.. your knees!
Don’t fool yourself, your knees are also a big impact with the type of shoes you wear.