Knee Pain When Squatting - How to Avoid it
The squat is hands down the best leg exercise one can do to build strong legs. When done properly, it works the entire body, especially the hamstrings, glutes, quads, back, and core. However, many men and women complain that they get knee pain when they perform squats. There are a number of reasons as to why knee pain might occur, which are covered below. In most cases, the knee pain arises from months of doing squats with improper technique. Squats, when done properly, can actually help alleviate knee pain, as they strengthen the joints and muscles around the knee.