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I have really weak knee joints, is there anything I can do to make them stronger and less injury prone?

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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Strengthen from "core to floor." work on building core strength, buttock strength, and finally quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength.
A common mistake is to only focus on thigh muscle strength, but it is important to start with a strong core and buttock muscles. Also, work on stretching such as hip flexors, hamstring, and achilles (heel cord).

In brief: Yes

Strengthen from "core to floor." work on building core strength, buttock strength, and finally quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength.
A common mistake is to only focus on thigh muscle strength, but it is important to start with a strong core and buttock muscles. Also, work on stretching such as hip flexors, hamstring, and achilles (heel cord).
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Dr. Cassandra Lee
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Dr. Keith Joe
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Strength training

The knee joint can be helped by building up the muscles that cross the joint: quads, hamstrings, calf muscles.
The best way is exercise where you recruit most of the muscle (closed chain exercises) such as squats, leg press, cycling etc.

In brief: Strength training

The knee joint can be helped by building up the muscles that cross the joint: quads, hamstrings, calf muscles.
The best way is exercise where you recruit most of the muscle (closed chain exercises) such as squats, leg press, cycling etc.
Dr. Keith Joe
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