"The glutes play a major role in helping stabilize the knee but also contribute to core stability," Dr. Malek said. "Strengthening them often leads to less knee pain and better control at the hip and knee when doing activities, specifically those that require balance."
- Lie on your back with knees bent.
- Tuck the tailbone and lift the hips by pushing with the feet and squeezing the glutes. Be sure to lift with the hips and not the back.
- Perform 3 sets of 10 reps, with 30 seconds rest in between.