Let’s face it. Knee pain stinks. It can put a damper on almost everything and straight up ruin your day if you suffer from knee pain. We use our knees for pretty much everything—standing, walking, running, jumping and turning. If your knees are feeling achy and painful every day, we are here to help you find ways to prevent it before it even happens.
Show your knees some love and fend off knee pain with these 3 tips to happy knees.
Try physical therapy.
One of the most effective ways to keep knee pain far, far away is to go to physical therapy. DHT Physical Therapy will create an exercise program that fits your unique needs and teach you simple techniques to strengthen and increase flexibility on those muscles that support your knee. DHT Physical Therapy can also show you how to lower pressure and strain put on your knees that you may not realize you put on them during your daily activities to keep knee pain at bay.
Go au natural.
Some scientific evidence shows how certain supplements can help to treat knee pain triggered by arthritis. Some supplements and herbs that could be beneficial include:
- Ginger extract
- Willow bark
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate
- Apple cider vinegar
- Cayenne pepper
Keep a healthy weight.
With every step you take, two to four times your body weight is transmitted through the knee joint. If you are overweight, you are five times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis. Why? Any excess fat decreases muscle strength and can add strain to your knee joints. The higher your body weight, the weaker your knee muscles. If you are overweight, you can lessen the impact as well as knee pain by losing weight. Try some daily stretching, flexibility training, and low impact exercises like swimming or walking. Talk to your doctor about developing a healthy exercise and eating plan to help you lose weight safely.
Say goodbye to knee pain holding you back with these helpful and simple tips for prevention.