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11 Exercises That Help Decrease Knee Pain

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  • SEAQUILTER
    Having Injured my knee, I haven't been back to my stretching exercises.
    With this marticle, I can get do the exercises to strength the knee and get
    back to where I once was. Great. - 3/8/2009 5:28:02 PM
  • It would be GREAT if these exercises could be added to the demos. It's so important to have strong knees and I and several others on my team have realized this as we have injured ours. It would be wonderful to be able to see how this is done (and have a bit more details on how it's done, so that it IS done right.

    I know that I thought for a VERY long time that squats were done differently than what they are, and that they were bad for the knees (and I didn't do them), but now that I know how to properly do them (and using them), it has been helping my knees. - 1/14/2009 10:52:00 PM
  • This article is great! I'll be trying these. Squats and lunges are killing me - 1/14/2009 6:13:28 PM
  • ATLANTA8
    If you have osteoarthritis (aka degenerative joint disease) avoid stairs, especially going down stairs, as this will aggravate your condition. The problem comes with increased pressure to the joint and as you go down a stair. The effect is 7 times your weight coming down on the diseased joint. OUCH! Also avoid kneeling which aggravates the condition. To prolong deterioration and reduce the pain, concentrate on exercises that work the surrounding joint muscles, but do not use stair steps. Stationary bikes and elipticals are good and water aerobics are great!! Also----don't work through pain. Working to pain is OK but if you have pain lasting longer than 10 minutes after the workout, back off that exercise. - 10/20/2008 3:56:07 PM
  • This is great. I had developed severe knee pain during jogging and it turned out that my quads were not adequately stretched. I will try these, too to help me keep my knees in good shape.
    Thanks! - 9/27/2008 8:31:01 AM
  • This is great. I had developed severe knee pain during jogging and it turned out that my quads were not adequately stretched. I will try these, too to help me keep my knees in good shape.
    Thanks! - 9/27/2008 8:29:22 AM
  • I have arthritis in one of my knees...It was because I did exercise why it started to really hurt me again.!! I don't believe one should aggravate a bad knee with more exercise - 9/25/2008 6:32:56 PM
  • I stand by my original confusion about the quadriceps "stretch". What it describes is a quad SET, not a stretch. It instructs to straighten leg and hold. This is an isometric contraction. When your muscle contracts/shortens, it does not stretch/lengthen. - 8/22/2008 8:02:21 AM
  • http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes
    s_articles.asp?id=363
    Love the web site Thanks for sharing with us...i have such bad knee. I need to do this exercises. - 8/17/2008 7:37:47 PM
  • I've listed some great exercises below, with pictures. Also, make sure to check the about.com Web site for some great lower-body stretches that you should ALWAYS do after you exercise your lower body:

    http://exercise.about.com/library/bllowe
    rbodyprogression.htm - 8/17/2008 3:56:50 PM
  • I have an old knee injury that bothers me. I think this is something I need. - 8/17/2008 6:28:59 AM
  • This article reminded me of a few exercises my PT had given me that I had forgotten. I'll be saving this one for future reference. Thanks - 8/12/2008 11:07:11 AM
  • Sounds good going to start slow leave out floor exercises till I start to relieve stiffness in knees.Answered some were to start questions. - 8/3/2008 6:52:04 PM
  • There are also special formulas with MSM, chondrotin, and hylauronic complex that your body may be lacking as we age. These keeps the joints lubricated so they glide smoothly and it may be lacking in your diet or you just can't get enough from all the processed food. Try it and see. I like the liquid ones better than the capsules and some have all three in it. You can order a bottle from Puritan's Pride website for less than ten bucks with shipping etc. - 7/21/2008 7:12:22 AM
  • This was a good article, but I wish I could see a demo of the exercises. - 7/15/2008 9:33:33 PM

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