Q Angle

Because women often have a wider pelvis than men, their Q-angle is larger which can lead to increased injuries for those who maintain an active lifestyle.

The Q-angle (quadriceps angle) is formed in your frontal plane by two line segments: from the tibial tubercle to the middle of the patella, and from the middle of the patella to the ASIS. In layman's terms, it is where the upper leg bone meets the lower leg bone. Because women often have a wider pelvis than men, their Q-angle is larger, which can lead to increased injuries for those who maintain an active lifestyle.

In order to avoid injuries due to Q-angle, it is important to stretch areas such as the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes before and after exercise. Utilizing weight-training can also strengthen the Q-angle to help prevent injury.

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