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Strengthening the muscles that support your knee will reduce stress on your knee joint. Strong muscles in the front of your thigh (quadriceps) and back of your thigh (hamstrings) help your knee joint absorb shock. The less strain on your knee, the better the chances are for pain relief and preventing further injury.

Statistics show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic knee pain. Chronic knee pain can affect not only a person's mobility but overall quality of life.

However, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, strengthening exercises can improve knee health and potentially reduce pain. Resistance exercises can strengthen the muscles around the knee and support the joint. People with chronic knee pain should focus on the quadriceps and hamstrings to reduce strain on the knee.

But if you are struggling with knee pain, you might be afraid that exercise will just add to this pain. Water exercise can be a safe, effective option for many people experiencing chronic knee pain.

In this Facebook Live video, Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli demonstrate 10 water exercises for knee health and offer modifications.

The exercises shown in this video:

  • Step downs
  • Step down holds
  • Kickboard knee raises
  • Single-leg sweep
  • Side leg extension
  • Lift Kick
  • Butt kicks
  • Double butt kicks
  • Straight leg lift kicks
  • Side jumps

Most of these exercises for knee pain do not require equipment and can be done without the jets on.