Hello, I'm Dr. Donald Ozello of Championship Chiropractic for LIVESTRONG.com. Today, I'm going to be speaking about and demonstrating exercises that you can perform after you have suffered a kneecap injury. Kneecap injuries can be quite debilitating. Often times if there has not been a trauma, kneecap injuries occur or kneecap pain occurs because the muscles in the medial aspect or the inner aspect of the thigh are not as strong as the muscles in the lateral or outer aspect of the thigh. Simple exercise that you can do to strengthen up the muscles in the medial aspect in the thigh will improve your strength and help you to recuperate from the kneecap injury. Now I'm going to take the band and I'm going to wrap it around my left ankle. We're going to work the muscles in the medial aspect of the knee. What you want to do bring the leg up so that it's almost straight. It doesn't have to be perfectly straight, just keep it down just a little bit, hold onto the table, sit up nice and straight and bring the leg inwards, bring the leg towards the opposite side. That's going to strengthen up all the muscles in the medial aspect of the thigh. The second exercise is almost the same as the first but you have the knee in a bent position. Sit up nice and straight, make sure that your toes are contacting the floor, have some good tension in the band and bring the knee towards the opposite side. As you can see, I'm using these muscles right in here and these muscles down here, the medial aspect of the quadriceps and the medial thigh muscles. That is going to help to strengthen up those muscles and will really help you to recover from your kneecap injury.