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Archive for January 6th, 2011

Four muscles in the front of your leg comprise the quadriceps.  This group of muscles is responsible for extending your leg and your knee.  These muscles are easy to stretch and will help ease the pain associated with your Knee OA.  This is one post in a series about stretching as a treatment option for your osteoarthritis of the knee.

Standing Quadricep Stretch

Standing Quadricep Stretch

Standing Quadricep Stretch:

1.  Stand and hold onto something sturdy for balance.

2.  Bend your knee backwards and grab your ankle.

3.  Pull your knee back until you feel a gentle stretch.

4.  Hold the stretch for ten seconds.

5.  Stretch both legs five times each.