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Exercises to manage knee pain

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

Summary

  • Knee pain can be caused by a number of different things. Whatever the cause, exercise and keeping to a healthy weight can reduce symptoms.
  • You can take painkillers to ease pain. Taking them before exercise can help you stay active without causing extra pain.
  • Try the exercises suggested here to help ease pain and prevent future symptoms.

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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