Knee pain is a common complaint among adults. It can have many different causes and present in a number of ways.
The good news is most knee pain responds very well to exercises, which strengthen and stretch the joint. By strengthening these muscles you will not only lessen the pain but also protect the knee from further injury.
If your symptoms are not improving following six weeks of starting exercise, please contact Physio Advice Line on 0300 555 0210.
It is important to see your GP if:
- Your knee pain came on following a fall or trauma.
- You are unable to weight bear through your affected leg.
- Your knee is hot, red and swollen as this may be a sign of infection.
- If your knee is swollen and stiff.
We have created this leaflet to help with easing pain. Please click on the image to download, save or print our leaflet.
Our playlist of videos below demonstrates the exercises that will help you manage your knee pain.The playlist below contains nine exercises.
Please watch the introductory animation at the beginning of the playlist before you start.
Please click on the arrow below to see the full playlist.
- Aim for 5- 8 repetitions of each exercise initially.
- However, you may need to start with fewer as comfort allows and gradually build
up as able.
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