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Seated Leg Extensions

January 15, 2012
  

Seated Leg Extension

 

Leg extensions are great exercises for people suffering from knee osteoarthritis.  This simple exercise can strengthen your leg and increase joint flexibility.  Leg extensions can be performed in the comfort of your home, without spending money on a gym membership. Leg extensions strengthen your quadriceps.  This can increase overall knee joint stability, while reducing pain in osteoarthritic knees.

Sit tall in a chair, keep your torso straight while raising your right leg parallel to the floor. For a more advanced move, point your toe to the ceiling to fully engage your quadriceps. Lower your right leg, touching your heel to the floor, and repeat for 10-15 repetitions before switching legs.



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