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Strength Conditioning

Strength Conditioning

Strength conditioning exercises (sometimes called resistance exercises) make your muscles strong.  Strengthening the muscles around your arthritic knee will make your knee more stable, like adding supports to a crumbling wall.

Gyms and health clubs have machines and free weights that can help strengthen your legs.  However you don’t need a membership to enjoy the benefits of strength conditioning exercises.  Leg lifts in a chair with an elastic strap can be just a effective as a thousand dollar leg extension machine.  Even if you are in your nineties training with weights or resistance will increase your quality of life.

Ask your doctor or physical therapist what strength conditioning exercises are right for helping you with your osteoarthritis.