Leg pain caused by patellar tendonitis, quadriceps tendonitis or iliotibial (IT) band syndrome can present as general leg, knee or ankle pain. Here are 5 yoga poses to relieve leg pain:

  1. Legs up the wall pose. Sit with your left side against the wall. Turn your body to the left and bring your legs up onto the wall. Keep your back, shoulders and head on the floor.Shimmy back and forth to scoot your buttocks close to the wall. Let your arms rest open like a T, palms facing up. Hold for 5-10 minute.
  2. Sphinx pose. Lie on your stomach, forearms flat on the floor and elbows under the shoulders. Keep your chin on the floor and your legs together. Press the forearms down to lift the head and neck. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 3 sets.
  3. Happy baby pose. Lie on your back and bend your knees, gripping the inside, or arches, of your feet with each hand. Keep your shins perpendicular to the floor, flexing through the heels. Push your feet into your hands and pull your hands down to create tension. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Forward fold. From a standing position, bend at the waist, reaching your fingertips toward your toes. It’s always okay to have a little bend in your knees, and if your hamstrings are tight, this is advised. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 3 sets.
  5. Corpse pose. Lie on your back and let all of the muscles in your body relax as you breathe deeply in and out of the nose. Hold for 5-10 minutes.

Still in pain? It may be time to see a healthcare specialist. With the right combination of pain medicine approaches, you may be pain-free in a matter of weeks.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

5 Yoga Poses for Leg Pain

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