Knee hyperextension injuries are common in sports. It can happen due to slipping, landing awkwardly, or because of high-speed impact. Knee hyperextension can result in knee ligament damage, bone bruising, and/or cartilage damage.
It is important to re-learn how to move into and control knee extension after such an injury. Watch the entire video to learn how to initiate and progress knee extension exercises.
Be sure to use a light resistance band to start and see how your knee feels. If you suffered a significant knee injury in the past, be sure to seek an assessment by a skilled clinician in-person to help create a plan of care that is specific to you. If you’re in the greater Los Angeles area, contact us and we can assist you with that