Knee pain doesn’t have to be the end of physical activity. In fact, with the right exercises, knee pain can actually improve with exercise. During flare-ups, make sure to avoid exercises that require excessive flexing and/or jumping, like deep squats or the leg press machine. Jumping places a force of two to three times your body weight across your knees…OUCH! Also, you might want to avoid exercises that place you on your hands and knees, at least until the flare-up passes. If you’re interested in some better knee exercise alternatives, contact me and I’ll be happy to help!