Knees Hurt?…My advice

Knees Hurt?…My Quick Advice

 

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You aren’t alone according to a CDC (center for disease control survey) 18% of adults over 18 years old reported to have experienced knee pain in the previous 30 days.  We deal with an older group than that so we see people with knee pain all the time.

 

Of course this advice would need to be tailored to you specifically and we can do that in a one-on-one session, but this is my quick advice to you.  These are things I look at and encourage for our clients.

 

STRETCH

 

This is #1 – There are some instances of knee pain that you can get to go away almost instantly with a good stretch and some that take weeks of stretching to go away.  If you are having knee pain you might try stretching.  (if you just blew out your knee going to a doctor is a WAY better idea than stretching).

 

Here is a video of a little known technique we use with our clients and it helps a little for some people and a TON for others.

 

 

SIT LESS

 

The sitting position is not a great position for our knees to be in (lot’s of stress on the patella “knee cap”) and the more time you spend sitting the tighter your muscles get.

 

DRINK WATER

 

This is crazy but most people are chronically dehydrated.  Our joints have liquid inside called synovial fluid.  If we are dehydrated it will affect this fluid.  Have you ever seen a rubber band that’s been out in the sun too long?  Can you say SNAP!  That’s an extreme example of what’s happening in our body when we are dehydrated.  I recommend a ½ ounce per pound of body weight.  150 pounds?  Drink at least 75 ounces of water each day.  (the extra trips to the bathroom will even out as your body get’s used to the more reliable water intake, plus you’ll probably lose some weight!)

 

EXERCISE

 

But do it right.  We have people come in all the time listing all the things they CAN’T do.  Often it’s just a matter of teaching proper posture and movement and they can STOP their pain.  Just the other day we had someone in our group class say their knees hurt.  We adjusted their position and problem solved.  Don’t PUSH THROUGH THE PAIN.  Figure out why it’s there and fix the cause!  If you’re lost that’s what we are here for!

 

When in doubt REST and see a professional.  Don’t make a small problem into a big problem by trying to ignore it or work through it. 

 

Have questions?  Ask me below!  I promise to comment back!

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