As the year draws to a close, it’s a time of reflection, both seeing how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. Hopefully in 2014 you’ve found some progress with your knee problems – whether it was progress over a matter of weeks, or months, we hope you’re feeling better than you did before. At the very least, more hopeful! With an average of one article posted every week throughout the year, we also understand there’s more content on this site than most casual readers will have digested – so it’s a time to look back and see what, of our most popular articles, you may have missed! So let’s start a countdown of the Top 10 articles (as decided by how many views they’ve had!) published in 2014 – broken into two posts to give you time to catch up on reading all these.
Top 10 Knee Strength articles of 2014
Clicking knees is a common problem, and one that can be both confusing and worrying, even if you don’t suffer from knee pain. This article goes into detail about why our knees click during squats, and what can be done about it. It’s an honourable mention for this list, as it was actually published in December 2013 – but it’s been so popular since it’s worth revisiting in case anyone missed it! Read it here.
Taking a more rounded look at knee problems in general, we asked if the knee strength lessons of this site are being effectively applied to the younger generation. After all, if we’d known sooner what we learn after we develop problems, a lot could avoided. Read more here.
Muscle imbalances don’t just cause knee problems, they cause problems with rehabilitation. This article directly considers how your training can approach the dilemma of having one leg stronger than the others. Check it out.
Wider squats, for all their merits, can cause problems with pain in your ankles, so this piece took a look at how to get round that. It can, of course, be applied to ankle pain in general. Read it here.
A very specific question that really addresses a more general issue – how much is enough? This article discusses the questions of how often and how much foam rolling you really need to be doing – as a main component of your rehabilitation, it’s an important consideration to make. Read more here.
That’s the first half of our top 10 posts of 2014, and more than enough reading to be getting on with over the holiday period! We’ll be back next week to look at the next 5 of our most read articles published this year.