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Archive for January 3rd, 2011

Keeping your hamstrings flexible will help both your back and knees feel better.  A wall stretch is a great way to stretch the back of your legs and manage your lumbar and osteoarthritis pain.  Stretching should be part of your treatment program for your knee OA.

Seated Wall Stretch

Seated Wall Stretch

Seated Hamstring Wall Stretch:

1.  Find a wall with a corner.

2.  Lie on your back with your butt up against the wall.

3.  Straighten one leg, and place your heel against the wall.

4.  Push the back of your leg towards the wall until you feel a gentle stretch.

5.  Hold the stretch for ten seconds.

6.  Switch legs.

7.  Stretch each leg five times.