5 Simple Stretches That Will Soothe Your Knee Pain

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Your knees are one of the largest and most complex joints in your body—so it’s no wonder that nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults deal with some kind of knee pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. And when you’re constantly deal with swelling, weakness, stiffness, or even crunching noises, it can really set you back.

A lot of things can lead to achy knees, like carrying too much weight or starting a new workout plan, but injuries are a huge culprit, according to the Mayo Clinic. When you tear your ACL or meniscus, fracture bones in your knee, or develop exercise-induced inflammation that turns into tendinitis, you’re bound to feel it.

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