Shoulder Pain and knee discomfort plague tons of active ‘regular Joes and Joannes’.  Pain relief is an evergreen topic in the field of orthopedic medicine. Most patients come to my practice only when the pain reaches a fever pitch, and by then it is often too acute to treat with ‘the more gentler’ methods.

But there are a number of good ways you can relieve chronic pain before it reaches the boiling point, including herbs, changes of diet, and exercise. Stretching remains the simplest of all and the most portable, which is why I am always on the lookout for easy stretches to help my patients on the go.

This article includes some of the easiest I have seen, including one easy variation on a knee bend:

1. Stand with feet wider than hip-width. Deeply bend both knees and shift your hips back. Place hands on your thighs with fingers pointed inward.
2. Drop right shoulder to the midline of your body pressing into your thigh for leverage. Come back to center and drop left shoulder to the midline of your body. Maintain a strong core and keep glutes engaged the entire time for additional support.
3. Continue to alternate for 30 seconds to one minute.

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