Weak Knees Exercises
In order to strengthen and improve mobility in the knees, it will be essential for someone with weak knees to participate in some exercises and weak knee stretches. Often times individuals become discouraged when they experience weakness and pain, but the truth is that with proper exercises for weak knees, they can begin to enjoy all the activities they have always enjoyed.
When doing exercises for weak knees, it is important to protect the muscles, cartilage, and tendons in the knee by wearing the proper protective gear. The Cho-Pat® Dual Action Knee Strap is something that you can wear while doing the exercises, so as to relieve pain and prevent additional pain. In addition, Tuli’s® Gaitors are essential to wear in order to ensure proper alignment during weak knee stretches, and they are also another great tool for how to prevent weak knees.
Weak Knees Stretches
The following are some weak knee stretches recommended by Medi-Dyne:
- ProStretch® Plus – There are a few exercises for weak knees that you can perform using the ProStretch® Plus. One such stretch is for the hamstrings and surrounding muscles and tendons. Insert one foot properly into the ProStretch® Plus. With the opposite foot, step backwards with one large step. Point the heel in the ProStretch® Plus toward the floor and keep it there, bending the knee slightly. Carefully lean the chest forward. Straighten the knee as you go. Hold for 30 seconds, roll foot to neutral position, and repeat.
- The Squeeze – Sit on the floor with your back up straight and your knees bent up. The soles of your feet should be flat on the floor in front of you. Place a pillow between your knees and squeeze it with your legs. Strive to engage the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Hold for 10 seconds, release, and repeat 20 times.
How to Prevent Weak Knees
Knowing how to prevent weak knees will help you to avoid pain and discomfort. Before and after any workout or other physically strenuous activity, stretch using the ProStretch® Plus. While participating in similar activities, wear the Cho-Pat® Dynamic Knee Compression Sleeve. In addition, strive to keep the pounds off, stay in shape, and stay limber. When exercising, perfect your technique so that added strain is not put upon the knees.
To find more medically approved tools for how to prevent weak knees, contact Medi-Dyne today at 800.810.1740 or 817-251-8660 and let’s get started.