Hip and knee strengthening is important to relieve arthritis pain because improving movement is key. Strengthen your hips and knees with guidance from a certified Pilates master trainer and movement specialist in this free video on arthritis pain relief.
Hi, I'm Seth Hampton, the movement master, and I'm going to be explaining hip and knee strengthening for arthritis pain relief. I'm going to be seated down on a floor. You can also do this on a bed, too, in a very comfortable position. Movement is the key when we're talking about arthritis pain relief, in a very easy range of motion, be wise. What I'm going to do, is while I'm on the floor, I'm going to brace onto my elbows, with one knee bent, and the other one extended out. I'm going to simply lift and lower, very simple, easy range of motion. This is getting into the entire quad muscle, working the hip, and also working the muscles surrounding the knee, too. Maybe about 10 reps of this. As you start to get stronger, you can lift it up, and hold it for a count of five to 10, just holding it there. As you begin to get even stronger, you can take the option of adding an ankle weight. Wrapped around your weight, this will give you a little bit more resistance when you start to feel strong enough. Also, if this position right here is a little bit too uncomfortable on your elbows, another option that you can do is up against a wall, just with your upper back, leaning up against a wall so you're comfortable. And, if you can imagine up against a wall there, I'm going to brace my to the side, and perform the same movements, very controlled like. I'm Seth Hampton, the movement master, and this is hip and knee strengthening for arthritis pain relief.