7 Best Knee Strengthening Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo

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These knee strengthening exercises don’t require using a lot of weights. If you have knee pain, consider using knee compression sleeves to help increase circulation and reduce swelling & pain. Purchase the Titan Compression knee sleeves here: http://amzn.to/2pojTED (affiliate link)

Knee compression sleeves will also give the knees some compression during the exercises to help the healing process.

The first exercise to help strengthen the knee is a short arc quad (SAQ), this is a great way to get started without doing to much to the knee. It helps strengthen the quad muscles with extend or straighten the knee.

The next knee strengthening exercises are a bridging series including a regular bridge, bridging with a band, and bridging squeezing into a ball. These all are great for the hamstrings, glutes, and surrounding muscles of the knee and hips.

Then you will do a long arc quad (LAQ), this is like the SAQ, but it is a longer arch with works the quad muscles in a bigger range of motion.

The final two exercises for the knee are a squat and a squat with a band. Squats do a great job of strengthen all of the lower leg muscles including hamstrings, quads, glutes, hip flexors, and others.

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Emanuel Garcia says:

Are these done before work after workouts

Corey Lord says:

Doctor Jo, I am basketball referee, how days per week and foe how many weeks to do these exercises to strengthen the knees?

Diana A. says:

how about lunges?

Lindsey P says:

Will this work for my son? He popped his knee out of socket and the doctor said he needs to strengthen his knee. Also how many reps for each? How many times a week? Thank you.

mohd najimi says:

Thanks dr Jo

Keerthy Anish says:

Can these exercises be performed every day

Kokab Nasir says:

i have pain in right knee…outer side and little bit on back side…can i do these ex??

The Beast says:

Hey Mam please reply
I am 16 and when I bend my knee i feel clicking noise (krkrkrkr) when I touch it…..
What can be the reason I am worried
(Theirs no pain or inflammation)

OmkaR says:

Do these exercises help with MPFL tear and patella alta?

Kitkat Chin says:

My knee ligament was injury, is work for follow this video doctor jo??

YoTekka says:

Thanks I can get sturdy now

SunOmega says:

I have pain behind the knee, do you think these exercises could help anyway?
I'll try them anyway

mitra partha says:

Madam, when I bend my knees, there is a squeaking noise in the back which causes pain


GOD ๐Ÿ™ bless you

Athira G says:

Hi dr.iam a HMSN Patient…could you please tell me whole body strengthening exercises,

Byron Morales says:

Evening Dr. Jo, where did you get that fitness pillow and what's the name of that pillow? I'm looking for the same or a similar pillow with that padded structure.

-Thank You

Kathy Clark says:

Ok, we'll give these a try. I have the good old OA in both, rt knee worse. I have bands and I like that roller you have there; I can get one I was thinking of doing that anyway. You think at 71 these knees will cooperate? We'll see…..thanks

stein says:

finally! i had a knee dislocation and now i'm trying to strengthen it back. this is the first exercise video that perfectly fits me (the other ones would hurt or just won't work for me). i hope it works ๐Ÿ™‚

rai k. says:

Is it necessary to where knee sleeves while doing these exercises ?

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