According to RunnersWorld.com, “Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher.”
The following exercises are recommended by physical therapists. They are quick and easy so if you have extra time on other days, throw them in. They are safe to do every day.
- Brigid’s Runner Clams
- Side Lying Leg Lift
- Clams (knees together feet up)
- Forearm Plank :60
- Pigeon Pose
Brigid’s Runner Clams: Brigid’s Runner Clams are up first! This exercise was recommended by her physical therapist to help her strengthen her hips. Thank you Brigid!
Side Lying Leg Lift: Strengthens the hip abductors.
Reverse Clams: Knees together lifting feet. This exercise can be done with or without a band around your feet to add to make it harder.
When you’re done, take a few minutes to stretch your hips out with the pigeon pose.
30 seconds each side