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Archive for January 5th, 2011

Stretching will increase your flexibility.  If the muscles surrounding your knee are flexible it will help ease the pain associated with your osteoarthritis.  Keep your hamstrings limber and manage your knee OA.  This is one post in a series about stretching as a conservative treatment option.

Stand and Lean on a Step

Stand and Lean on a Step

Hamstring Stretch – Stand and Lean (this is my favorite hamstring stretch)

1.  Stand and straighten your leg.

2.  Place your heel on a step, rail, or bench.

3.  Hold onto a wall of bar for support.

4.  Slightly bend your other leg.

5.  Lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch.

6.  Hold the stretch for ten seconds.

7.  Switch legs.

8.  Stretch each leg five times.