Joint pain in the knees can be reduced through exercise and training to strengthen the muscles which surround it. Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute exercise specialist Jeffrey Beck says to complete the following low impact knee exercises a few times a week to keep your knee joints strong and healthy!
1) Lying Leg Raise: Lie on your back, bend your right leg and keep your left leg straight. Raise your left leg off the ground about six inches, hold for a few seconds and then return to the starting position. Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps per leg.
2) Leg Circles: From a standing position, raise your right leg out to the side. Keeping the leg straight, draw circles in the air. After you have drawn ten circles, switch legs. Do 3-4 sets of 10 circles per leg.
3) Half Squats: From a standing position, place your feet together. Squat half way down and then return to the starting position. Do 3-4 sets of 10 reps.