Forums Knee Is poor core strength/slouching causing my knee pain? Re: Is poor core strength/slouching causing my knee pain?

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AvatarNathan Richer
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The inability to stabilize the core is very central to many problems that can occur. Without the stability in the torso, your muscles will overwork and compensate to stabilize in its absence.  So yes, it could be a root problem which then extends to problems elsewhere.  Posture rehab/correction would be a good idea.  

It sounds like you may have what is called valgus collapse of your knee. if you turn/angle/bend it inward, it will definitely cause problems. Core stability may not be the direct cause but it is definitely a contributor.  
If you are in the UK, you may want to try Gokhale Method (http://gokhalemethod.com/) as i know there is at least one instructor operating there – scroll to the bottom of this page for UK: http://gokhalemethod.com/class-locations.