Be sure to consult your physician prior to beginning your joint exercise program and only exercise to your comfort level. You’ll obtain optimum benefit from your joint exercises if you do them twice a day.
When to Do: before and after surgery
How to Do: Lie flat on your back and begin the exercise with your knee straight. Then contract the muscle on top of your thigh (the quadricep) and hold it for a count of 5 to 10 seconds. Note: It’s o-kay if your foot raises slightly off the flat surface while you are doing this exercise.
Repeat this exercise 20 times
Benefit: Strengthens the main muscle around the knee for better support when you’re walking.