5 exercises to beat chronic knee pain (slideshow)

Chronic knee pain affects almost one-third of Americans over the age of 50.

If you’re one of them, you know how the pain of achy, arthritic knees can impact your life, leaving you unable to perform the activities you love, preventing you from getting the exercise you need and even keeping you from spending time with your family.

Is it any wonder with the problems caused by knee pain that the rate of knee replacement surgeries has risen steadily? In fact, the number of knee replacements performed in the U.S. doubled between 2000 and 2010.

But, if you don’t want to go through the agony of surgery or even the inconvenience of attending physical therapy sessions, there are some simple exercises you can do at home to help alleviate your chronic knee pain and get back to the life you love.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.