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Four Tips For Reducing Knee Pain

Apr 23, 2021

Four Tips For Reducing Knee
Pain

Knee pain comes in many forms with many different causes.
While treatment for every person and condition will be different in each case, here
are a few tips that may help to reduce knee pain throughout the day.


1. Choose supportive footwear

One of the biggest
culprits for ongoing knee pain is wearing unsupportive or high-heeled shoes to
work. High heels often lead to tight calves and altered gait patterns, while
unsupportive shoes can allow rolling in of the ankles, which can, in turn, place
extra stress on the knee joints. Having an assessment with your physiotherapist
to see how your shoes might be affecting your knee pain is a worthwhile
investment.

2. Adjust your
sleeping position

While most of the
time, our knees get a well-deserved rest during the nighttime hours, there are
a few sleeping positions that can place additional stress on the knees. Lying
on your side with bent knees can place tension on the outer thigh muscles and also
the knee joint itself. Try to keep your knees straightened to at least 30
degrees and if you sleep on your side, place a pillow underneath the top knee
to reduce stress on the joint.

Alternatively, if
you sleep on your back it may be helpful to place a pillow under your knees so
that they rest in a slightly bent position, to unload the joint. Try experimenting with different pillow
arrangements to see which combination works best for you.

3. Avoid sitting
or resting too much


When knee pain strikes, your first instinct is probably to get off your feet
and stop exercising. The truth is that our knees, like all our joints, are
designed for movement and regular exercise helps to keep them healthy. If you
are having pain with high impact activities such as running, try switching to
swimming and cycling before stopping exercise altogether. Resting in a sitting
position for prolonged periods can also place excess stress over the knee cap
and knee joint. When sitting for long periods, try to stretch your legs out
ahead of you and avoid crossing your legs.


4.
Seek physiotherapy treatment


Many of us see putting up with pain as a sign of strength however, a small
niggle that is easily treatable can turn into a larger problem if left over
time. This may seem like an obvious point, yet the first step to recovery is
often just seeking treatment.

If you require any further information on knee pain then click


here


, or call us on 028 92666959, or email info@gavnoble.com


Our physiotherapists are happy to
discuss your condition with you and share their tips to help you stay
pain-free.

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