How To Prevent and Relieve Knee Pain

To attain knee pain relief and prevention so that one doesn’t have to suffer from it again and again has been a widely discussed topic among middle aged people for quite a long time now. Knee pain relief and prevention can only be taken care of if people are aware of the causes behind knee pain in the first place. There can be many factors leading to knee pain; the first and the foremost being acute knee injuries. The others are knee injuries due to overuse (leading to muscle strain, bursitis etc), osteoarthritis, anterior knee pain, dislocation of knee bone or even wrong surgery which may lead to blood clotting etc. The good point is that there are many paths leading towards knee pain relief and prevention.

 

Furthermore, once a person is aware of the reasons leading to knee pain; the next step is to become aware of the steps to be taken to prevent these pain causing elements .Knee pain relief and prevention can be achieved by taking steps to make the knee muscles flexible and strong so that they can support a persons knee better.

 

The second step towards knee pain relief and prevention is to warm up ones knee and leg muscles before indulging in any strenuous muscle activity like working out on a tread mill , jogging , etc ; as sudden activity can damage the knee muscles .Also a person should be aware of which exercises suit his/her knee ;for example if walking causes knee pain then one should definitely avoid running .The next step towards knee pain relief and prevention would be to keep ones weight under control as ones knee might get under too much stress (more than it can handle) in a attempt to support ones heavy body weight and that may cause wear and tear in the knee muscle and ligament or even cause knee bone dislocation.

 

Another effective step towards knee pain relief and prevention is working to strengthen ones knee muscles and wearing the proper foot wear which fits a person’s foot exactly and comfortably. The right accessories and the correct workouts in a way which benefits rather than harms a person’s knee are very important for knee pain relief and prevention.

 

Incidentally, even though taking all the steps to prevent knee pain in the first place is the best approach for knee pain relief and prevention; but in case a person is already suffering from knee pain due to some self generated reason, age related or inborn problem; in that case the best and the fastest way to get rid knee pain is going for knee replacement surgery which is not very risky, takes less time, doesn’t cause blood loss and is long lasting. In case of arthritis (confined to one compartment of the knee only), inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis, damaged ligaments or certain types of fractures; surgery is one of the most sure and certain as well as effective remedy for knee pain relief and prevention.

 

Incidentally in other cases of knee pain like overuse of knee which  causes stressed tendons and muscles or small damage leading to bursitis, muscular strain or tendonitis; giving ones knee some time to heal back can be a healthy, medication free and naturally effective option towards knee pain relief and prevention.

 

Other common remedies for knee pain relief and prevention are avoiding strenuous exercise, consulting a doctor   for physiotherapy and desirable exercises to strengthen ones knee muscles , wearing appropriate foot wear , avoiding high heeled footwear , balancing one’s weight and putting equivalent weight on both foot while climbing stairs etc.

 

For Knee pain relief and prevention in case of problems caused by trying to do a lot of work in a short span of time which leads to muscular stress in the knee and also causes cramps, the right approach can be to wear a knee band to keep ones muscles in place and reduce ones weight. It’s important to note that while climbing, a person’s knee has to bear weight equivalent to four times the weight of ones body and while running eight times the mass of a person is burdened upon ones knee. So knee pain relief and prevention becomes a necessity in case of strenuous workouts.

 

Hot and cold treatment given alternately and massaging is also helpful in knee pain relief and prevention   ; so is stretching exercises .Exercising on alternate days also helps instead of daily workouts.



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