The straight leg raise is a great technique to help with knee, hip, and back pain. Watch more Ask Doctor Jo videos featuring full routines for common injuries and syndromes at
To perform the straight leg raise:
1. Lie down in your back and bend one leg up. Straighten out the leg you would like to exercise. Pull your toes towards you to lock out your knee.
2. Keeping your knee straight, lift the leg to the peak of the opposite, and slowly come back down
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