Lunges for Lower Extremity Strength and Stability

When rehabilitating low back and lower extremity conditions, lunges are an effective exercise solution. Lower extremity conditions that may benefit from lunges include: foot/ankle/knee/hip sprains/strains, Achilles tendonosis, shin splints, patellar tendonosis, patellofemoral syndrome and gluteal/hip flexor tendonosis. Patients with low back pain can also benefit from lunges to provide lower extremity support for the back.


How to perform:

  • Start with your feet about shoulder width apart with your hands on your hips
  • Step one leg/foot forward to a comfortable width where you are able to bend both the back and front knees
  • Bend both knees so that the back/front legs are parallel with the ground
  • Return to the start position and switch legs
  • Perform for 10-15 reps on each side (30 reps total)
  • Perform 2-3 sets twice to three times per week or more depending on your individual strengthening and stabilization goals

Lunges are an effective exercise for lower extremity strengthening and stability for the rehabilitation of low back and lower extremity conditions.

We always recommend making an appointment for any new onset spinal or extremity pain as well as for re-aggravations of previous symptoms to properly diagnose the underlying cause and to determine the most appropriate treatment.

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Yours in health,

Lederman Chiropractic & Sports Medicine


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