According to a recent survey, 20% of Americans suffer from some sort of chronic knee pain. That’s 1/5 of the population! Add in chronic foot and hip pain, and you’re sure to see those numbers skyrocket. While medications, physical therapy, and even surgery may help alleviate some of the pain in the long term, sometimes you just need some instant relief at the moment. Here’s where our six easy exercises come in handy!
Grab the back of a chair to stabilize yourself, and lift one leg behind you. With the other leg on the floor, slowly rise up to your toes. Hold the position for about 5 seconds, and then slowly lower yourself back down. Do about 10 reps on one leg, and switch to the other leg.
Here’s another super simply exercise for chronic pain. You can even do this while you’re picking up around the house, walking the dog, or really doing just about anything. As the name suggests, you tip-toe as you walk. You’ll want to do this a little quicker than normal, and keep it up for about 5-10 minutes. This will strengthen your calves and feet.