Recoup Recovery | KNEE INJURY & PAIN EXERCISES
HELP SPEED-UP YOUR RECOVERY WITH KNEE INJURY EXERCISES
One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to knee injuries is that you cannot exercise, otherwise you could worsen your injury. While high intensity workout can do just that, exercise can help recovery if done properly.
When exercising, you need to be sure to follow proper form and continue with icing and heating the injured area as needed. For example, it is important to warm up and stretch properly even more than usual when dealing with a knee injury.
Warm ups, such as short 5-10 minute rides on a stationary bike, can help get your knee prepared for other exercise so long as they are approved by your doctor.
4 of the Best exercises for knee injury & pain
1 - LEG RAISES
One of the lighter workouts you can do with a knee injury are leg raises. There are several types of leg raises including side leg raises, straight leg raises, and prone leg raises, giving you a bit of flexibility and variety to your workout while healing back to form. Regardless of the type of leg raises you include to your workout, they will help stretch out your muscles and help in recovery.
2 - STEP-UPS
Another effective yet light workout is step ups. The biggest advantage of step ups is the ability to gradually increase the difficulty as you recover by increasing the height of the step you are using in your workout.
3 - WALL SQUATS
Unlike some of the other exercises on this list, wall squats can be more intensive so be sure to practice this carefully. Wall squats will help you stretch the knee and regain strength throughout your recovery and you are able to increase the time for each wall squat as you heal.
4 - CALF RAISES
Calf raises are beneficial because you are able to get a good leg workout without putting too much stress on your legs. This will help you stay strong and in the routine of working out without having to worry about further injuring your knee.