4 Moves For Stronger Knees

woman leg raiseKnee pain is the most common of joint pain, affecting nearly 50 million Americans at some point in their lives.  Waking up in the morning can come with stiff knees for people suffering with knee pain, and simple activities such as stooping or bending can become a chore.  It’s no wonder why knees are the most commonly injured joints, as they experience four times the average person’s body weight when doing something as simple as walking up stairs.

Current knee pain can be alleviated by strengthening the muscles around the knee: hamstrings (back of thigh), quadriceps (front of thigh), abductor (outside thigh) and adductor (inside thigh). If pain relief is what you seek and you would like to strengthen your knees without having to invest in expensive equipment, try these effective, inexpensive and simple exercises that can be done right at home.

1. Straight Leg Raises