5 Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis

Simple Stretches to Help Ease Knee OA Symptoms

This slideshow shares 5 exercises that can help relieve pain, stiffness, and other knee osteoarthritis symptoms. More on-the-go and workplace exercises in our new Smart Patient's Guide to Managing Pain in the Workplace.

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Exercises and Stretches for Knee OA

Exercises and Stretches for Knee OA

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Moving your knees is the last thing you want to do when you have knee osteoarthritis (OA). But exercise can help keep knees limber and builds strength around knee joints.

Here are 5 exercises to help you take control of your knee OA. These exercises are recommendations. Before doing them, get your doctor's okay. Never push through pain with these exercises—you may be doing your joints more harm than good. Soreness is normal when starting an exercise program, but if it doesn't go away, call your doctor.