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