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These days, there’s an app for everything — including your knees. Whether you’re prepping for surgery, recovering from surgery, or looking for rehabilitative exercises and stretches, these are the best apps for knee pain.

My Knee Guide

my knee guide

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

An orthopedic surgeon created this comprehensive resource. It was designed to help people during their knee replacement journey. The app helps you prepare for surgery and is helpful during recovery, too. It offers safety notifications, education, checklists, and specific reminders. The app lets you store pertinent contact information and helps you find the right resources for your knee replacement. You can also read first-person accounts of other people who’ve experienced knee pain. Post comments and share your own story in the app, too.

BrianColeMD KneeGuide

Brian Cole MD

iPhone rating: Not yet rated

Price: $1.99

Think of this app as a personalized injury app for your knees. It provides detailed information, identification of the most common knee injuries (including images, descriptions, causes, and symptoms), and treatment suggestions. With this app, you’ll be in a much better position to effectively manage your own injury. It also features injury-specific exercises intended to help you improve strength and flexibility during treatment and rehabilitation.

Yoga for Reducing Knee Pain

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Save yourself the time and headache of combing the internet for yoga videos that’ll help with those aching knees. This app does the hard work for you. It combines the best yoga asana videos into one handy spot. If you’re dealing with arthritis or chronic knee pain, practicing yoga can be a great way to find relief.

Flexibility Workout Exercises

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

While it doesn’t target knees specifically, this app is designed to improve flexibility everywhere. By becoming a little more limber, you can increase your range of motion and agility, enhance workouts, and prevent injury. Choose from beginner, intermediate, or advanced workout levels. Follow along with animated demonstrations and freeze-frame options. The app offers modifications if you’re missing equipment, too. It also comes with an active community of coaches, fitness enthusiasts, trainers, and even nutritionists.

Knee Physical Therapy – Strength and Flexibility

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

This app is designed to help you successfully rehabilitate your knee through flexibility and strength-training exercises. You can choose from many different workouts. Save your favorites to your training library, and even set up a personal profile.

Track + React

iPhone rating: ★★★✩✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Track + React is designed to monitor the impact of your everyday activities on your arthritis pain. Use it to understand which activities trigger your knee pain and identify trends over time. You can log information about your fitness and nutrition and track symptoms. The app will provide concrete feedback about likely culprits behind your knee pain.

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