Knee Joint Pain: You Don’t Have To Live With It Anymore!
Have you ever stood up just to find yourself sitting straight back down again because of a knee joint pain? Bad enough as this is when you reach a more stately age, but it can also happen to you when you’re a lot younger, too.
In this article we’re going to have a look at knee joint pain and some of the reasons why you may be starting to feel its effects, no matter what age you are.
Often you’ll just feel as though you’ve a twinge, or that you’ve stood up too quickly and something has just ‘clicked’ to give you the knee joint pain, and, as possible as that all is, it’s also possible that it stems from something else.
There are a number of ligaments and tendons in the knee and any of these can pick up an injury for the most innocuous of reasons. You can cause minor and sometimes major damage to them by over stretching, or even by not stretching. It can be a difficult balance knowing how much is too much when it comes to stretching.
Before doing any form of exercise that could cause knee joint pain – which may or may not include standing up in the case of some people – it’s always a good idea to warm up. There are plenty of good warm up routines that you can try out, but if you’ve already had some problems with knee joint pain you’ll want to find the exercises that don’t put too much stress on the part of the body.
Another thing that may cause some damage is when you bump your knee on something. In the case of a sports person that could be the accidental ‘nudging’ of an opponent’s head, or, in the case of our person doing a bit of casual standing up, it could be caused by bashing the knee on a coffee table. The effect, bizarrely enough, is pretty much the same.
The knee is one of the most exposed bones in the body and covers, as mentioned earlier, a number of tendons and ligaments, as well as cartilage that can easily be damaged. With all of those things that can be tweaked, or damaged, it’s a difficult thing to know just how serious your knee joint pain actually is.
As you get older other factors can start to creep in too. There is a natural degeneration in the bones and cartilage of older people and this will often lead to the knee joint pain that they get. There aren’t too many things that you can do to prevent this natural aging process from happening, however, if you take the time to visit your doctor and get an exercise routine that is suited to you, you should at least be able to help slow down the effect of aging on your joints.
So, if you’re young, old, fit, or unfit there’s still a strong possibility that you’ll get a knee joint pain. You could be out running and notice the effects of it sometime after you’ve stopped, or you could be standing up after kneeling down tending to the garden; it’s not something you can really become immune to.
If a problem does flare up then you should see if you can treat the knee joint pain yourself i.e. apply something cold to it, apply something hot to it, stop whatever you’re doing and sit down, unless it happened as you were sitting down to start with, in that case, stay where you are.
I had all of the above knee joint pain problems myself and so like you my search began for a way to end it. Then…