Knee Stretches - Inner Thighs
To properly address knee pain and knee pain relief, it is important to address the muscles that have a direct correspondence to knee pain relief – the hip adductor muscles (inner thighs) are a good example. The stretching exercise outlined on this page provides a great way to perform a hip adductor stretch. Inner thigh tightness can lead to knee pain. When you walk or go down stairs, tight inner thighs will pull the leg and knee inwards and create a stress at the knee joint.
Be sure to review the Stretching Fitness Tips before you begin.
Hip Adductor Stretch (Inner Thigh Stretch)
- Lie on your back.
- Place a stretching band around the arch of your left foot.
- Straighten the left leg up towards the ceiling then slowly let the left leg fall out to the left side.
- Bend your right knee and let it drop out to your right side.
- You should feel a moderate stretch in the inner thighs.
- Hold the stretch for 30 seconds.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Do this stretch once or twice a day.
Problem Solving for the Hip Adductor Stretch
- If this stretch feels too intense or painful, keep the knee on the side being stretched (the one with the band) bent.