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Archive for June 21st, 2012

Hip Flexor Stretch

Knee osteoarthritis leaves sufferers in pain and feeling immobile. The less you exercise and stretch, the tighter your muscles and ligaments become and the more pain and stiffness you experience. By stretching and lengthening these knee components the knee can move easier and with less pain.

A common stretch to loosen up is the hip flexor stretch. To perform this stretch kneel with one knee on the ground (you can use a towel for a cushion). Your other knee should be out in front of you at a right angle with the floor. Place your chin on your chest, keeping your back straight. Keep your pelvis square and do not allow your knee to pass in front of your toes.

Repeat this stretch for both legs holding the stretch for 30 seconds.