Which of these 3 hip exercises helps most with knee pain?
Combining hip strengthening moves with quadricep exercises results in improved walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis, University of Queensland researchers report.
In particular, resistance exercises to strengthen hips are the most beneficial of three types of hip exercises, according to the review of eight studies, including more than 340 patients.
Researchers were looking at whether adding hip strengthening exercises to a standard quadriceps strength program helped with walking, pain, function and quality of life.
They looked at which of the hip strengthening exercises were the most useful, in addition to the quadriceps strengthening program.
Here's the top three exercises, in order:
- Hip exercises including resistance such as bands or weights were the most effective in improving pain and function, for example, elastic band-resisted abduction during side