Your Personal Best: Knee Stabilization Exercises

Personal Best

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

Many people may start to experience knee discomfort the older they get, which could end up being debilitating.

According to the <a href=”https://www.aaos.org”>American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons</a>, knee stabilization exercises are the only way to improve joint mobility and reduce knee pain. However, there are a variety of exercises that we can start doing to prevent this.

“Lay back on your elbows and forearms, bend your knees and then extend one leg out and pull the toes toward you, which instantly contracts the quadriceps that help stabilize the knee,” said Dr. Milady Murphy. “It’s known as the best leg extension exercise.”

Dr. Murphy says if you repeat the exercise ten times on each side and four days a week, it will help to reduce knee pain by stabilizing the knee joint.

If you experience any pain at any time during this exercise, it’s encouraged that you to consult with your physician to get the proper medical intervention.

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