Physical Therapy Exercises For The Knee
Knee injuries and arthritis are pain and the knee cannot fully repair on it’s own. While letting your knee heal naturally from a traumatic injury, it is possible to develop life-long symptoms. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we guide your knee’s recovery to both avoid and minimize these symptoms.
Our Howard Beach physical therapists have decades of training guiding knee repair through non-surgical Physical Therapy exercise programs. Through a combination of stretching, strengthening, and massage, it is likely possible to not only heal your knee but make it stronger for use.
Our goal in knee physical therapy is to make your knee stronger so you can do any activity you wish without worrying about pain. Here are a few exercises that help strengthen the knee and it’s surrounding muscles:
- Leg Lifts - Lying down on a mat or a table, bring one knee up so your foot is flat on the floor. With the other leg, tighten the muscles surrounding the knee and lift your leg up slowly one foot off of the ground. Then, slowly lower the leg until it is one inch off of the floor. Do 10 repetitions and 3 sets.
- Ball Squeezes - Lie down on a floor or a mat and place an inflatable ball between your knees. Squeeze the ball and hold for 3 seconds, then release. Repeat for 10 repetitions and do 3 sets.
- Side Leg Lifts - Lying down on your side, let one leg fall in front of the other. Then, lift the fallen leg toward the ceiling squeezing your hip and butt muscles. Lift your leg about 1 and half feet of the ground while flexing your butt and hip muscles. Repeat for 10 repetitions and do 3 sets.
Our physical therapists create a specialized physical therapy for each of our patients after fully understanding the causes and symptoms of their knee injury. Then, with additional massage, icing, heat, ultrasound, and tens stimulation, we understand the exact progress your knee needs to go through to become one hundred percent healthy.
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By Benjamin Bieber