Knee exercises may be the best medicine for chronic achy knees. But they need to be the right knee exercises. Just because you suffer from knee problems doesn’t mean you need you can’t stay active and fit. You just need to choose the right knee exercises that will take it easy on your knees while making muscles stronger to help alleviate the knee pain.
Here are 8 of the worst knee exercises you should NEVER do.
Stressing the knee joint can cause inflammation, pain and injury. One of the worst knee exercises out there are high-impact aerobic exercises since they put lots of stress on the joints. A few of the following exercises can be done safely if you have chronic knee problems; they’re on this list because they’re more likely to be done improperly.
- Running or jogging
- Vigorous dancing
- Jumping rope
- Full-arc knee extensions
- Deep squats
- Hurdler’s stretches
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It’s Time to Take it Easy on the Knees
By choosing the best knee exercises that do not aggravate your knees will help to manage knee pain, keep you active and take steps to keep knee pain far, far away. We recommend getting regular exercise that improves your knees’ range of motion and that help to strengthen the muscles found around the knees. Some examples of these types of exercises are leg lifts, riding a bike or walking up stairs. It’s also important to maintain a healthy body weight.
Here are some effectively extraordinary knee exercises from Prevention to strengthen the muscles around the joint to protect you from injury.
Need Ideas for Knee Exercises? Give Physical Therapy a Try.
Physical therapy is often helpful and effective for knee pain sufferers. Our experienced physical therapists at DHT Therapy will design an exercise program specifically for you that fit your ability level and teach you techniques to spare your joints. They can also teach you how to reduce strain on your knees in your daily activities to keep knee pain at bay. Schedule an appointment with DHT Physical Therapy today!