4 Simple Exercises to Maintain Healthy Knees

4 Simple Exercises to Maintain Healthy Knees

The knee is one of the major joints in the body, and knee health is integral for walking, going up and down stairs, and living an active lifestyle.  As you know, pain in the knee can limit all of these activities.  Your main defense against knee pain is maintaining the muscular strength and joint flexibility needed to support your activity level.

Here are 4 simple exercises that will help you do just that!

1) Straight Leg Raise

Do 3 sets of 10 of these, 1x per day.

2) Seated Hamstring Stretch

Hold the stretch for 40-60 seconds, and do 3 of them per day.

3) Long Arc Quads

Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 1x per day.

4) Supine Heel Slides

Do 3 sets of 10, 1x per day

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Interested in trying these exercises? Download a printable version here!

As always, if these exercises increase your pain at all, or if they don’t improve your symptoms after a few days, you will probably benefit from a 1-on-1 evaluation with a physical therapist.  If you’re interested, you can hit the Request an Appointment button at the top of this page and we will get in touch with you!