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Knee Exercises

Exercise and stretching can help prevent and relieve knee pain associated with osteoarthritis.  When done regularly stretches, low-impact aerobic exercise, and strengthening exercise can provide many benefits.

Increase Function and Range of Motion – Exercise and stretching will keep the muscles surrounding the knee joint limber.  The more you stretch the greater your knee’s range of motion.  The easier it is for your knee to move, the easier it will be to exercise.

Pain reduction – An unstable knee joint will do much better when supported by strong muscles.  The knee can be protected from repetitive impacts, like walking, by strengthening the muscles that surround the knee.  The hamstrings and quadriceps should be the primary focus.  Exercise also releases the body’s natural pain relievers, endorphins.