Page 1 Getting a good leg workout with knee pain can be difficult. Try these tips and workout routine to learn how to build muscle while minimizing pain.
In general, exercises that will bend your knees will lead to knee pain. As you flex your knees, you are putting more pressure on the bones, ligaments and tendons around your knee. Examples of exercises that involve knee flexing will be lunges, leg presses, and full squats.
Straight Leg Raises. If your knee's not at its best, start with a simple strengthening exercise for your quadriceps, the muscles in the front of the thigh.. Bend one knee and place your foot flat on the floor. Keeping the other leg straight, raise it to the height of the opposite knee.