How to Help Weak Knees

Whether you are an athlete or a grandfather, your knees get the majority of wear and tear on your body, carrying your weight around your whole life. Like any other joint, you may worry about its health and strength. We want to give you the tools you need for healthy and strong knees.

Why Strengthen Your Knees?

Your knees are considered to be one of the most vulnerable areas on your body for injuries and pain. They are large joints that are necessary for walking, running, and kneeling. On top of that, all of the tasks they are used for wear them down over time. If you play sports of any kind, they can become even more weakened with every sprint or explosive movement. The stronger your knees are, the less likely they are to get injured in these situations.

  • Common Knee Issues
  • Muscular Imbalance
  • Under and Overuse Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Fractures
  • Torn meniscus
  • Knee bursitis
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • ACL Injury

Exercises for Your Knee

  • Put a ball between your legs and squeeze it in place. Slowly squat down as pain allows but not more than 90 degrees.
  • Do lunges with a twist. Your lunges in this instance should involve large steps and a deep knee sink so that your back knee almost touches the ground. Do three sets of these at eight reps each.
  • Wall squats for 20-second intervals
  • Single leg dip

Contact Us Today

Are you experiencing knee pain or frequent knee injury? Contact Performance Orthopaedics for an appointment by calling 214-705-2861.