8 Simple Exercises for Arthritis of the Knee 

Straight Leg Raises: Sit or lie down, lift one leg straight and hold for a few seconds. Repeat with the other leg. 

Seated Knee Extensions: While sitting, straighten one leg and hold for a few seconds, then switch legs. 

Hamstring Stretch: Sit on the edge of a chair, extend one leg straight with the heel on the floor, and lean forward gently 

Calf Raises: Stand and raise onto your toes, then lower back down, helping to strengthen the muscles around the knee. 

Quad Contractions: Sit with legs extended, tighten thigh muscles, hold for a few seconds, and relax. Repeat. 

Leg Press with Resistance Band: Sit with a looped resistance band around your legs, press legs outward against the band 

Heel Slides: Lie on your back, slide heels towards your buttocks, and then straighten legs. 

Step-ups: Use a sturdy step or stairs to step up and down, aiding knee mobility and strength. 

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