I received a question via the Exercises for Injuries Secret Group which is a page where people who have purchased my products ask me and the community questions relating to health, fitness, injuries or pain.
Today, I’d like to answer a question from Simone…
“What kind of exercises can be done when one can’t go down the floor and put much pressure on knees and hands because of extreme degenerative osteoarthritis?”
Exercises to Strengthen Your Knees If You Can’t Get On the Floor
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There are two sets of exercises that you can do.
1st Group – Utilize the Wall
You can utilize the wall to do different types of exercises.You can do various plank movements: out to the side, stepping on the spot, or your can increase the angle. Make sure you are on a non-slip mat when performing the exercise.
Various Plank Movements
If you can’t place your hands on the wall, you can go with your forearms or fists when doing the exercises.
Utilize the wall if you are not able to kneel down or place pressure on your hands when getting in this hand position. Don’t devalue what you can with the wall.
Use a Foam Roller
You can also grab a 1/2 foam roller and place it on your hands. Place it against the wall with your hands and then go through the various exercises if you can’t kneel down or can’t place too much pressure on the hands or extend the wrist.
2nd Group – Utilize Loop Tubing
Step on the tubing and grip the tubing or place the tubing in your hands.
Even if you can’t grip, you can lift it up and bring your legs out to the side.
Bringing the legs out to the side
Utilize the loop tubing to do various exercises such as pressing if you are not able to kneel down or place pressure on the hands and on the wrists.
Those are some ideas if you are not able to kneel down or place pressure on your wrists due to degenerative osteoarthritis. Remember, you can always find a way to work around injuries safely.
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Rick Kaselj, MS