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Exercises to manage knee pain

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Knee pain has a number of different causes. Whatever the cause, exercise and keeping to a healthy weight can reduce symptoms.

Try these exercises to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

Straight-leg raises (lying) Step-ups exercise
Knee squatsStraight-leg raises (sitting)

Leg cross exercise

Leg stretch exercise

Sit/stand exercise

 Knee pain summary

Download the knee pain advice pamphlet (PDF).

Advice pamphlets developed in conjunction with Wolverhampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)/ Primary Care Trust (PCT) and approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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