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Exercises That Help Prevent Knee Pain

hamstring-stretch

Credit: Jay Sullivan

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Hamstring stretch

Lie on your back, both legs straight, and place a long strap around the ball of your right foot. Using the strap, lift your leg until you feel a stretch behind your knee and thigh. (Make sure your knee's not locked.) Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat two more times, then switch legs.

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