(HealthDay News) -- The thought of exercising an aching knee may sound painful, but gentle stretches can really help ease symptoms.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains how:
- By strengthening surrounding muscles. This means better shock absorption, less pain and less risk of future injury.
- By loosening tight muscles, which are more prone to injury
- By enhancing flexibility in the knee, making the joint and surrounding muscles less sore.