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Quadriceps Exercises

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about quadriceps exercises?

Quadriceps exercises help reduce knee pain, keep muscles strong and flexible, and improve function after an injury.

What do I need to know about exercise safety?

How do I perform quadriceps stretches safely?

Ask your healthcare provider how often to do these stretches:

How do I perform quadriceps strengthening exercises safely?

Always stretch before you do strengthening exercises. As you get stronger, your healthcare provider may tell you to you add weights or more repetitions to your strengthening exercises. He or she will tell you how much weight to use.

When should I call my doctor?

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