Weak Knees

The knee joint bears a lot of your body weight, so caring for your knees is critical. Simple wear and tear can greatly reduce the strength of your knees, causing pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing weak knees, you’ll want to take action to strengthen your weak knee joints. Check out our weak knee exercises you can use to relieve your knee pain and strengthen the muscles that support your knees.

Weak Knees Causes

There are many causes for weak knees including illnesses, injuries, and overuse. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Arthritis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Torn cartilage or ligament
  • Infection of the knee joint
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

A physician can properly diagnose the cause of your weak knees and help you determine the best course of action.


Weak Knees Symptoms

When considering weak knees symptoms, keep in mind that the severity of the pain and the exact location could vary depending on the issue. With that in mind, the following are some typical weak knee symptoms:

  • Swelling and stiffness of the knee
  • Redness
  • A burning sensation
  • Instability and weakness
  • Popping noises when the joint is bent
  • The inability to straighten the knee
  • Difficulty transitioning from a sitting to a standing position


Weak Knees Treatment

Treatment focuses on providing immediate relief through support or compression and on strengthening the knees to address the underlying cause of your weak knees. These exercises can not only relieve the joint pain, but will also help prevent re-injury.

Like with most joint pain, ice packs or heating pads can help reduce swelling and pain. Proper footwear and postures can really make a difference when it comes to knee pain and weakness.


For Immediate Relief



Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap

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The strap applies pressure to the patellar tendon below the kneecap as well as the tendon below the kneecap to provide strength, alignment, and stability. It also reduces the likelihood of overuse injuries. read more

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Cho-Pat Knee Stabilizer

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Improves patellar (knee cap) tracking resulting in less knee degeneration, inflammation, and pain. read more


Cho-Pat Counterforce Knee Wrap

Cho-Pat® Counter-Force Knee Wrap™ ★★★★★ 

Is a versatile and dynamic approach to the pain and discomfort associated with knee degeneration resulting from old injuries, arthritis, wear and tear, or normal aging. read more


Cho-Pat Dynamic Knee compression Sleeve

Cho-Pat® Dynamic Knee Compression Sleeve 

This sleeve will lessen inward pressure to the kneecap while keeping moisture away from the skin. read more


Cho-Pat Knee compression Sleeve

Cho-Pat® Knee Compression Sleeve 

Combines warmth, compression, and reinforcement to help reduce pain and discomfort in the knee and enhance healing. It helps to maintain body warmth, improve blood circulation, and give support to the knee – all of which play a role in recovery. read more


For Long Term Healing



StretchRite Stretching Strap

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