are exercises used to treat knee conditions?

Exercise is one of the best treatments for arthritis, improving outlook, decreasing pain and increasing flexibility — to mention just a few of its many benefits. Low impact aerobics, swimming and cycling are recommended for arthritis of the knee. Physical therapy can also be an effective way to help manage knee pain. Patients should always check with their doctor before starting any exercise program.

what kind of exercises typically help relieve knee pain?

a typical exercise routine:

(ask your doctor before starting any exercise routine)

 

seated hamstring stretch

 

seated knee extension

 

quad sets

 

short arc quads

 

hip abductions

 

straight leg raises

Jul 24 2014 - 14:03:28