Whether you suffer from knee pain from OA or from an injury you can help using this top tips!
Don’t take it too easy. Your doctor or physio can recommend an exercise programe that is suitable for your knees as resting too much can weaken the muscles.
Exercise. To strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility consider walking, swimming, water aerobics, stationary cycling, and elliptical machines.
Do use “RICE.” Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare.
Watch your weight. Losing weight , if you are overweight, can reduce the load on your knee. Even the smallest weight loss will help.
Don’t be shy about using a walking aid. A crutch or cane can take the stress off of your knee. Knee splints and braces can also help you stay stable.
Consider acupuncture. Traditional Chinese medicine, which involves inserting fine needles at certain points on the body, is widely used to relieve many types of pain.
Look at your shoes: Do you wear cushioned insoles as these can reduce the stress on your knees.
Avoid High Impact Exercise. These can further injure painful knees.