It may not make much sense at first that exercising the knee can help relieve the symptoms of knee pain, but this is backed by both scientific and anecdotal evidence.
There are many reasons why people suffering from knee pain should give exercise a try, such as maintaining as much of the joint’s range of motion as possible and strengthening the muscles around the joint. This is particularly important because strong muscles act as shock absorbers for the joint, which helps to minimize the pain as much as possible. Studies have also found that join pain sufferers who engage in mild exercise on a regular basis can also benefit from better sleep, decreased fatigue, in addition to having their pain reduced. There’s no downside to adding exercise to your recovery regimen!
Here are some types of exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home or neighborhood:
While exercise is a good idea for joint pain sufferers, it’s still highly recommended that you tell your doctor before doing anything. That way, he or she can advise you on what you can or cannot do, the limits of your workout, and even recommending any useful exercises.
Come visit us at Dr Kevin Darr’s orthobiologic clinic to see how we can help put an end to your pain.