Best Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain

Best Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain is a common ailment, with about 56 million adults suffering from it in the US alone. The most common causes of knee pain are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and past knee injuries. Without proper treatment, chronic knee pain can become exponentially worse over time, sometimes requiring knee replacement surgery.

There are many treatment options for knee pain, depending on the severity and cause. If the pain is severe enough, a physical therapist can evaluate your issues and create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to you. This includes various prescribed exercises that build strength and return functionality to your knee joint while reducing pain.

Stretching exercises such as the “heel and calf stretch” can improve flexibility and range of motion in your knee. Other exercises such as the “calf raise” or the “half squat” can strengthen the muscles around your knee, thereby reducing daily stress on the joint. Continual low-impact exercises such as yoga, swimming, and walking are a great way to maintain strength and flexibility with minimal stress to your knee joints.

If you are looking for other non-surgical treatments for knee pain, Restore Joint Health in Papillon, Nebraska, is here to help. Our physicians offer the best alternative medical treatments with cutting-edge technology to help relieve your joint pain. Call us at (402) 502-6009, or visit our office at 10601 S. 72nd St Suite 102, Papillon, Nebraska 68046 to set up your appointment today.

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