Pain Edu: Knee Pain
What is knee pain?
The true cause of knee pain is often found in the structures above or below the knee. Knee pain often occurs due to faulty mechanics of the pelvis, hip and foot. The knee is just the “middle man” that often gets injured when muscles of the hip are either too tight and overactive or when muscles are weak and not supporting the knee properly. Foot mechanics can also create knee problems if the foot strikes the ground improperly.
Six common types of knee pain
What you can do about your knee pain
Alleviating knee pain involves identifying the source of your pain and any injuries that may have occurred. First, consult your doctor and discuss the recommended options for treating your knee pain. They may recommend limiting certain activities, medications and physical therapy. Try these helpful solutions in between or before your physical therapy appointment.
Six exercises for knee pain
Try these exercises to help alleviate your knee pain. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist before you try these and stop if you sense discomfort or pain.