Knee pain interferes not only with a fitness routine, but also with daily routine activities. Sometimes the cause of your knee pain can be something as simple and as easy to fix as tightness in your glutes, hips, hamstrings, calves, and quads. Since they are all connected and work together, when one is compromised, the others are affected. So when it comes to preventing and easing knee pain, it is important to reduce tightness in all of these areas. The following stretches target the hips and those other important muscles that are involved in supporting your knees. No matter your workout routine of choice, these stretches will help keep the muscles limber, loose, and ready to do their job.
Lunging hip flexor stretch
If the hips become tight, your body will rely on and overwork the quads, which puts pressure on the knees. This stretch is an easy way to open up the hips: