5 Knee Pain Dos and Don'ts
Knee pain at any age is difficult to endure, and is most often caused by osteoarthritis. Of course, osteoarthritis is more prevalent in older people, but don’t let a diagnosis surprise you at a younger age especially if you’ve been involved in sports that involved a great deal of high impact jumping or running. Knowing some knee pain dos and don’ts might help, so have a read and feel free to follow up with us if you have any questions.
Do: Try some manual therapies such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, or even massage therapy. Each of these therapies are offered at Yellow Gazebo, and each carry a somewhat different approach to treating your knee pain, be it addressing the pain directly, eliminating or diminishing the cause of your pain, looking to prevent future such knee pain, or all of the above.
Don’t: Continue any sort of high-impact sports. While this may seem like one we could have left off of our list of knee pain dos and don’ts, it really is not common sense to many. So remember: joint-pounding exercise such as running or anything that involves a lot of jumping. Also, avoid exercises such as lunges or deep squats as they can put a lot of pressure on your knees.
Do: Train the right way. Some exercise can be very helpful in managing your knee pain, as the right strength in the right muscles surrounding your knees can create a lot of relief. Your physiotherapist or chiropractor at Yellow Gazebo will give you a diagnosis, and from there can suggest the right exercises to help relieve you of your knee pain.
Don’t: Let your shoes make things worse. Sometimes it’s something as simple as new shoes that can relieve you of knee pain. Even orthotics can make a world of difference with the right person, so be sure to look into this option as well.
Do: Use assistive aids when you need them. If your knee pain is bad enough, a cane, crutch, knee brace or splint can make you more stable, and can prevent more injury. And while you’re healing, be sure to use handrails more when walking on stairs, make sure your home is well lit, and use sturdy stools or ladders to reach something high up. The worst thing you can do with knee pain is well, making it worse!
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