Minor aches and pains are bound to happen when you’re bowling consistently and for extended periods of time. However, some injuries are preventable and can be limited by making minor changes to your technique, posture and footwork. For instance, many bowlers of all ages complain of bowling knee pain at the end of a game or practice session, and they assume it’s just something they have to put up with.
Well, the fact is that bowling knee pain doesn’t have to be a recurring issue; all you need to do to prevent it is adjust the way you approach the lane. In this lesson, we teach you how to manage your bowling knee pain by keeping your slide foot and knee aligned as you release the bowling ball.
How to limit bowling knee pain
More often than not, when bowlers say they experience bowling knee pain, it’s happening in their slide leg. And that’s no fluke, there’s a reason why bowling knee pain occurs most commonly in the slide knee. To help you figure out the proper way to avoid bowling knee pain, bowling coaches Rod Ross and Kim Terrell-Kearney talk about some of the things you should look for if you start to notice those nagging pains creeping into your slide leg, including twisting of the knee and your toe pointing in the wrong direction
As is the case in most sports, you can avoid common bowling injuries by practicing proper technique. Rod and Kim introduce a few simple changes you should make during your bowling approach to take stress off your knee and ensure your body is properly aligned upon release. They recommend that you practice good bowling techniques for a solid stroke, which will naturally help to limit bowling knee pain and sure up your balance and posture. Don’t just accept bowling knee pain as something you have to deal with; make the necessary changes to improve your technique and develop a more solid bowling stroke!