Why Is My Knee Buckling

Knee Buckling Exercise: Why Is My Knee Buckling?

The knee buckling exercise is one of the most common exercises performed during physical therapy. It helps with strengthening the muscles around your knees. However, it’s not always easy to perform correctly or at all. If you’re experiencing knee pain when performing this exercise, then there are several possible reasons why it may be causing your discomfort.

1. You’re Doing It Wrong!

It’s very important to understand that the knee buckling exercise isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Some people have a tendency to buckle their knees even if they don’t feel like it, so it might just be that you’ve got some weak links in your system.

That being said, you need to make sure that you’re doing it right. Here are some tips for performing the exercise properly:

2. Your Knees Are Too Wide

If your knees aren’t wide enough, then you’ll probably feel a little bit of resistance when you do the exercise. To fix this problem, try increasing the width of your thighs and calves.

Try bending over and putting weight on your heels instead of just your toes.

3. Your Knees Are Too Close

On the other end of the spectrum, if your knees are too close together then you’re going to feel a lot more resistance when you try to bend them. If this is the case, then try to increase the space between your feet and your thighs.

This should give you a little more room to move.


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