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Archive for December 28th, 2010

Seated Hamstring Stretch

Seated Hamstring Stretch

Your hamstrings are located on the back of your leg behind your thigh.  It is a large muscle group that helps bend the knee and extend the hip.  Tight hamstrings are common in people that spend a lot of time sitting.  Effective hamstring stretching should be part of the treatment program for your knee osteoarthritis.

The seated hamstring stretch is simple:

1.  Sit on the floor

2.  Put your legs straight out in front of you.

3.  Lean forward, keeping your knees straight – until you feel a gentle stretch.

4.   Hold the stretch for ten seconds.

5.  Return to where you started.

6.  Repeat five times.