Work It Out

Ask your doctor if you can try these exercises suggested by The Arthritis Research Campaign.

straight-leg raise on chair

Straight-leg raise: Sit on a chair or solid surface; back straight. Extend and raise the leg. Hold for a slow count of 10. Lower slowly. Repeat 10 times with each leg.

Straight-leg raise: Lying on a mat on the floor, bend one leg; keep the other leg straight. Lift the straight leg off the door. Hold for a slow count of 5, then lower. Repeat 5 times. Switch legs and repeat. Do these in the morning and the evening.

straight-leg raise lying down

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 22 Feb 2010

Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014