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Easy Exercise to Relieve Knee Pain

The knee is the most complex joint in the body and the most likely joint to become injured and painful. Here are some easy exercises to relieve knee pain. Building strength and flexibility in the knee are crucial for leg movements because the knee provides stability and support for the entire body. Knee pain affects men, women, children and occurs in all races and ethnic backgrounds

One of the main causes of knee pain is a direct blow or a quick movement that puts stress on the knee. However, the most common cause is osteoarthritis which can develop through overuse, aging, an old injury, heredity, obesity and many more reasons.

There are many ways to treat knee pain but one of the most successful is through easy exercise. Here I will focus on knee exercises that are commonly used in physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee therefore providing support and protection to the knee joint. The instructions for the repetition (reps) of exercises given below are for a basic healthy person. Adjust the reps as needed.

Some low-impact aerobic activities help to build strength and flexibility relieving knee pain:
Other options for relief is using home exercise equipment such as: fitness balls, ankle weights, and resistance bands. You may want to try a Pilates or Yoga class. The standing poses are especially good for increasing knee stability and the many floor exercises are very strengthening.

Check out the book: “Powersculpt: The Women’s Body Sculpting & Weight Training Workout Using the Exercise Ball” by Paul Frediani and Peter Field. I love this book and often use it for myself or in developing fitness programs for others. Also take a look at my Fitness Ball recommendation. This is the ball I have and it has been well used for many years and remains in great shape.

Remember always check with a doctor before starting an exercise program. Be healthy, be happy!

To Purchas my EBOOK click here: Exercise Basics

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