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Posts Tagged ‘stretching’

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Stretching is very important for an arthritic knee.  When you think knee osteoarthritis it’s easy to focus only on the knee joint.  However, the muscles surrounding the knee should not be forgotten.

The hamstrings and quadriceps play an important role in managing knee pain.  Tight muscles put unnecessary stain on arthritic knees.  By stretching you help keep the anatomy surrounding your knee healthy and limber.  Exercise is important.  Just walking will help keep your knee joint lubricated.  Healthy stretched muscles will help an arthritic knee move easier, facilitating that movement of fluid that’s so important to healthy knee joints.

The muscles, ligaments, bones, and cartilage all work together in the knee joint.  They need to work together as a team.  Stretching is a great way to reduce knee pain and facilitate a healthier lifestyle.



Stretching

Stretching

Stretching is important if you want your knees to feel better.  It doesn’t cost anything, you don’t need a prescription, and you can do it right now!

The muscles surrounding your knees play a role in how your knees move and feel.  This series of blog posts will explain several stretches to help ease the pain associated with your knee osteoarthritis.  In particular we will examine stretches for the hamstrings, quadriceps, and hip flexors.