In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “Why does my knee hurt when I squat?”.
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Video Transcription [Please excuse grammatical errors due to the conversational nature of the video]:
So why does why does my knee hurt when I squat?
Well. that’s another tricky question. It could be a million different things. It really depends on squat mechanics like how the joint is moving.
Also just the strength of various muscles are factors. Sometimes muscles and the hips are actually weak and they allow the knees to move in awkward ways. When you squat, if you’ve had an ankle sprain or have stiff ankles, the knees sometimes don’t move correctly. Then you put additional strain on your knees that could also result in back pain. People can also move forward too much when they squat. Man, the list goes on.
Is there anything else you want to add to that pretty good list?
Yeah, we all squat and sit in chairs all day.