The adductor magnus is a muscle found in the leg. It helps you to bend your knee and move your leg towards your body. It is also responsible for flexing the knee and hip.
The adductor magnus can cause Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. These are both common injuries that can be caused by overuse, repetitive movements, and tight muscles in the legs.
How to Strengthen the Stretch Adductor Magnus and Reduce Pain from Common Conditions
Since this muscle is so critical for stabilising the joints in our lower body, it can be helpful to strengthen it through various exercises. Strengthening this muscle can help with a number of common conditions including:
-Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Some of these exercises to help strengthen the adductor magnus include:
- Kneel on all fours with your hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Slowly move one leg back until you feel a stretch in your inner thigh (adductors). Hold this position for 10 seconds and then switch sides.
- Place one foot up against a wall, as close to you as possible without touching it, with toes pointed down towards the ground. Keeping both legs straight, lean forward from your hips until you feel a stretch