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Posts Tagged ‘semimembranosus’

Three individual muscles makes up the hamstrings:  the biceps femoris, seimetendinosus, and semimembranosus.  Keeping the hamstrings flexible is a great conservative treatment option for your knee osteoarthritis.  Think about it, if you can ease your pain by stretching, no co-pays, no trips to the pharmacy, no side effects from drugs, no surgery…

This is one article in a series of blog posts describing different stretches to help your knees.

Standing Cross Leg Hamstring Stretch

Standing Cross Leg Hamstring Stretch

Standing Cross Leg Hamstring Stretch

1.  Stand, and cross your legs

2.  Slowly bend at the waist, keeping your knees straight

3.  Once you feel a gentle stretch, hold the position for ten seconds

4.  Stand up

5.  Repeat five times.