Hip osteoarthritis or hip arthritis can cause pain in the hips, back, and knees. Sometimes standing exercises may be too difficult or painful, so here are some seated exercises that may help.
Seated hip flexion and seated hip extension (long arc quad – LAQ) are great ways to help strength the hip flexors and quad muscles.
Ball squeezes work the inner thighs or adductor muscles. Hip or leg rollouts with and without a band work the outer thighs or the abductor muscles. These help stabilize the hip, and can help reduce arthritis pain when they are strong.
Finally seated hip internal rotation will also help strengthen the muscles around the hip. These can be done with or without a band.