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Hiking Exercises: Cure Outer-Knee Pain

Nothing's worse on the trail than knee pain. Prevent and cure it with this exercise.
knee painCure outer knee pain with this exercise.

This common affliction often results from a tight, irritated iliotibial (IT) band, which runs along the thigh.

The stretch After warming up, slide the right leg behind the left; bend left at the waist. Hold for 20 seconds three times on each side. Also, build the glutes to promote proper hip alignment (try one-legged squats).

See our essential exercises and tips to tackle the most miles possible.

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