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Knee Exercises

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about knee exercises?

Knee exercises help strengthen the muscles around your knee. Strong muscles can help reduce pain and decrease your risk of future injury. Knee exercises also help you heal after an injury or surgery. These are beginning exercises. Ask your healthcare provider if you need to see a physical therapist for more advanced exercises.

What are some general guidelines for knee exercises?

How do I perform knee stretches safely?

Always stretch before you do strengthening exercises. Do these stretching exercises again after you do the strengthening exercises. Do these stretches 4 or 5 days a week, or as directed.

How do I perform knee strengthening exercises safely?

Do these exercises 4 or 5 days a week, or as directed.

When should I call my doctor or physical therapist?

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