For some adults with knee pain, the mere thought of exercise makes them shiver. Many forms of workouts and exercise regiments are hard on the knees and cause more harm than good. If these adults perform the wrong physical activity, they may feel severe soreness and pain for days to come.
What are adults with knee pain supposed to do? After all, a lack of exercise will cause the rest of their body to become stiff and sluggish. Thankfully, there is hope.
The following workouts were designed for those who have knee pain, but still want to stay active and keep up with their health.
- Calf Raises. While holding onto the back of a sturdy chair, slowly raise your heels, putting pressure on your toes. Hold the position for two seconds, lower, and repeat with the other foot.
- Hamstring Curls. Again using the back of a sturdy chair for support, bend one leg at a time so your heel touches your butt or as close as possible. Hold the position for a few seconds and release. Depending on your physical condition, try to do a set of fifteen and then move on to the other foot.
- Straight-Leg Raises. With your back against a wall, raise one leg without bending and hold the position. Then alternate between legs.
- Step-Ups. This one is fairly simple but just as effective. Using an aerobic step bench or a staircase if you do not have one. Put one foot on the step, putting your body weight in the center of the foot. Then, bring your body upwards. Return to the ground and repeat with the other foot. It's easy to see that the above exercises are very easy and create little stress on knees.
Before adding an exercise regiment to your schedule, consult a physician if you have any concerns.