Anyone who's ever suffered from knee pain can attest to how debilitating it can be. Your knees play a huge part in your mobility, but, according to estimates from the Center for Disease Control, half of all Americans will have arthritis in their knees by the age of 85. My knees are still ok, but I'm not a teenager anymore and I've definitely heard them creaking once or twice. I also know plenty of family members with knee pain. Thankfully, this simple stretching technique can help ease knee pain and protect your knees.
You'll need a small towel, roughly the size of a face/dish towel.
Fold the towel in half, and sit on a couch/chair that you can rest your foot on. Place the towel behind your knee, then gently bend your knee so that your foot is planted on the couch, as seen in the video. Gently wrap your hands around your shin and give it a gentle tug. By using a combination of the towel and a tugging motion, you will create some space inside your knee joint that well help relieve some of the pain. Do this regularly to keep your knees loose and healthy.
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