Should you exercise a stiff knee?
Exercises and stretches that may help
In some cases, people with a stiff knee should avoid exercising. Some knee injuries need time to heal and would benefit from rest instead of exercise. However, a stiff knee that occurs due to a form of arthritis may benefit from exercise.
Will knee stiffness go away?
Those with a long-term stiff knee may need about 2 months to feel better. Shelbourne Knee Center discharges patients from the Knee Rehabilitation Program for OA after 2–4 months. But patients need to continue the daily exercises and strengthening at least 3 times a week.
What causes knee stiffness?
A stiff knee is a common problem among older people and those who are not physically fit. It can be caused by muscular or poor flexibility in a person’s legs. Arthritis and injuries are also common causes of the stiffness of the knee. Menisci comprise of two C-shaped cartilages that sit on the knee joint.