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Step ups

July 6, 2012

Step ups

Knee osteoarthritis can cause intense pain and make exercise seem impossible. However, exercise can be one of the most effective means of lubricating the joint and increasing overall mobility. A simple exercise that can loosen up your knees and improve balance immensely is a step up. A step up can be completed using stairs, a raised platform, or a curb.

To execute a step up face a stable step with both feet on the ground. Step up with your right foot. Follow with your left foot. Stand tall on top of the step and with both feet flat. Step back down starting with your left foot, then right. This is a highly effective exercise because it simulates everyday movements and strengthens important muscle groups.