Hip function and knee pain, again.

And once again…… another study validating the fact of weak hip stabilizing muscles in causing knee pain.  The study showed that increased activation of the gluteus maximus in individuals with patellofemoral knee pain suggests that these subjects were attempting to recruit a weakened muscle, perhaps in an effort to stabilize the hip joint.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009 Jan;39(1):12-9.

Differences in hip kinematics, muscle strength, and muscle activation between subjects with and without patellofemoral pain.

Souza RB, Powers CM.


Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.