Help Your Weak Knees by Exercise

By: Samar Yahya

Many people complain of some complications, issues or pains with their knees. Having a weak knee indicates that an injury would happen at any time. So, the best thing one can do is to strengthen the muscles that support our knee and keep them flexible..

Here are some exercises that would strengthen your knees

Straight Leg Raises

This exercise will lessen the strain on your knees and help reduce pain and friction.

Lay flat on your back, bend one leg and extend the other along the floor. Lift your foot about 20 cm off the floor, hold for 3-5 seconds, repeat for 10 to 20 reps.

Heel Raises

Stand tall with your feet apart, rise up onto the balls of your feet, avoiding leaning forward, hold for 1 to 2 seconds, then lower. Repeat of 10 to 20 reps.

Knee Marches

Sit tall on a chair with your feet on the floor, lift one leg up toward your chest, lower and switch sides, alternating for 20 to 30 reps.

Wall Squads

Stand with both feet on the floor, your back against a wall. Slowly bend your knees keeping your back against the wall, hold for 5-10 seconds and repeat.

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