Did you know that knee pain is the second major cause for chronic pain in the U.S. and around 25 percent of the American population suffers from it? This is why today’s article will be focused on presenting the most beneficial exercises to alleviate hip, feet, and knee pain.
The most Beneficial Exercises for Knee Pain
- Ankle circles
While sitting or standing, elevate one leg and begin to gradually rotate the foot in a circular movement. Do 10 reps inwards and 10 outwards, 3 times with each leg.
- Ball walking
Sit on a chair and put a tennis ball on the floor and place your foot on top of it. Push the ball with the foot towards the toes and then go backwards. Do 5-minute massages with each foot daily.
- Resistance band
Set up a resistance band around a couch leg and put one of your legs underneath the other and bend it a bit at the knee. Grab the bend with the foot of the leg on top. Next, gradually pull the band while bending the foot towards the head. Do 10 reps per leg for stronger calves and thigh muscles.
- Walking on toes
While doing chores around the house, walk on your toes at a fast pace for 10 to 15 minutes or until you feel tired. This exercise will boost the health of your toes, calves, and feet balls.
- Heel raises
Stand behind a chair and elevate one of the legs while gradually raising the heel of the other leg until you are standing on your toes. Slowly bring the foot back on the floor. Do 10-minute reps with each leg for stronger knee muscles and ankles.
- Toe games
While in standing position, curl up the toes and place a towel on the floor and grab onto it with the toes. Do several reps.