Knee Arthritis Exercises


This video will review exercises for knee arthritis and knee pain. Exercise therapy is extremely important for those who suffer from knee arthritis. It can improve long term outcomes and decrease the risk for knee replacement surgery. This exercise program is designed to hit all the major muscles in the leg. People who have knee arthritis tend to also have a lot of muscle atrophy leading to muscle weakness. So it is very important to maintain this program a few times a week.


Heel calf stretch - 30 seconds, increase to 60 seconds

Standing quadricep stretch - 30 seconds, increase to 60 seconds

Standing hamstring stretch - 30 seconds, increase to 60 seconds

Half squats - 3 sets of 10, hold at bottom for 2-3 seconds

Hamstring curls - 3 sets of 10, hold for 2-3 seconds

Calf raises - 3 sets of 10

Seated leg extensions - 3 sets of 10, hold for 2-3 seconds

Lying straight leg raise - 3 sets of 10, hold for 2-3 seconds

Prone straight leg raise - 3 sets of 10, hold for 2-3 seconds

Side lying hip abduction - 3 sets of 10, hold for 2-3 seconds

Side lying hip adduction - 3 sets of 10, hold for 2-3 seconds