Knee pain is the most prevalent lower body musculoskeletal complaint. Since the knee can only bend and straighten, other joints often play a large role in knee control. Surprisingly, most knee pain actually stems from weakness around the hip. This program will help strengthen not only around the knee, but also the hip and ankle which directly impact the knee position. Studies show that people do best by sticking with 10-15 minutes of this type of exercise most days per week.
Disclosure: These programs are not meant to be a diagnostic or treatment as each person and each injury is different. This plan is best used as an educational guide on typical exercises that can help a variety of conditions. Not all of these exercises are necessary for each injury, and some may actually be harmful. You should always consult your healthcare provider or physical therapist to ensure that you have the best program for you. Please do not continue these exercises if symptoms worsen, and each exercise should be moderately challenging and never unsafe or painful.