A major risk factor for developing Osteoarthritis in the knee joint is weak hip abductor muscles. We have written about this previously here.
Researchers in Italy have recently modeled the effect weak hip muscles can have on joint forces at the hip, knee and ankle. They found an increase in force at the contact surfaces of the knee during walking, which may affect both the initiation and progression of the disease.
We believe this relationship exists all over the body, with areas that are unstable due to muscle weakness being most susceptible to Osteoarthritis. Get stronger and more stable with Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and reduce the impact Osteoarthritis is having on your body.