Stretching Legs Exercises For Seniors And The Elderly

Inner Thigh Stretch

Stretching legs exercises for seniors and the elderly, like the inner thigh stretch below, will  improve your lower body flexibility . As we age, we lose flexibility in our hips and legs by as much as 30 percent.

This can greatly reduce our ability to function independently at home and in community.Stretching our legs daily can add years back to your flexibility clock.

Maintaining your flexibility in your legs will reduce the risk of pulled muscles and sore joints. Try two or three of the leg stretches below.

Purpose of this exercise

Improve your hip and thigh range of motion. Increase your functional ability in standing, walking and stepping.

Step 1

Stand with chair support.Bring feet apart as far as comfortable.


Step 2

Bend knees out to the side and pause.Hold for 10 to 20 seconds. Then repeat this stretch 2 more times.



Continue to breathe normally, in through the nose and out through the mouth.


Point your toes out.Keep your torso erect while lowering yourself into the stretch .The stretch should feel comfortable, stop if you have pain.

Take it up a notch

Try this exercise with one hand or one finger to work on your balance. Or try holding your arms out to the sides for improving balance.

How to do Inner Thigh Stretch

How to do Inner Thigh Stretch

More Lower Body Stretches

1. Seated Lifts

2. Standing Quadriceps Stretch

3. Back Stretch

4. Inner Thigh  Stretch

5. Calf Stretch

6. Hip Side Stretch

7.  Hip Rotation Stretch

8. Soleus Stretch

9. Ankle Circles

10. Hamstring Stretch

11. Knee To Chest

12. Ankle Stretch

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