Have you been wondering why your knees hurt? Do you think it’s just “old age” or “arthritis”?
Well, maybe. But quite probably not.
Some things are hard on knees. And when knees aren’t happy they complain. It’s not just pain or stiffness–it’s an actual complaint! They are yelling at you: “Hey! Help me! I’m not happy!”
Here are some of the most common things that are hard on knees.
* Twisting is hard on knees. So are abrupt stops. This sounds a lot like basketball and football as I have observed it. However, a basketball player could still keep throwing the ball. Stretching and throwing overhead are really good for the upper body and heart.
* Running is hard on knees because of the pounding. That’s why walking helps–it uses all of the leg muscles without the jarring movements that usually accompany running.
* If your vehicle seat is high, that’s very Continue reading “Knee Pain and Stiffness–Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Painful, Stiff Knees”
Knee pain is no fun! It keeps you from doing things that you could enjoy. So let’s find out why knees get crabby.
Muscles in your lower legs attach to your thighs and muscles in your upper legs attach to your lower legs.
Your knees are stuck right in the middle of all of these muscles and guess what!
Muscles are the most common cause of knee pain or any other type of pain.
Sometimes injuries cause knee pain. Here’s some information about that:
Knee pain can be caused by injury to the ligaments that attach bones to other bones. Sometimes they require surgery to repair. Ligaments are dense, tough tissue without much blood supply so they heal slowly but my understanding is that if it is not completely torn from the bone a ligament can heal over time. Lots of time.
Knee injury can also cause damage to tendons. Tendons are the ends of muscles that attach to bones. Like ligaments, they are also tough tissue that takes a long time to heal. If a tendon totally detaches from the bone it is supposed to attach to, it can create instability in a joint.
But lets assume that you do NOT have a knee injury–you haven’t fallen or been in an accident. But you DO have knee pain.
And what can you do to get rid of that nagging knee pain and start doing the things you’d like to do?
Lots of Continue reading “How To Get Rid Of Your Knee Pain And Stiffness Naturally”
Knee pain–who needs it? Why do you have it? And what can you do to get rid of your knee pain naturally?
If you have access to a swimming pool or other safe body of water, here’s an idea:
Get into the water and move.
If you don’t swim (I don’t) then wear a grown-up floatie (I do.) That way you can go into the deeper water and move your legs in all different directions.
Or hold onto the Continue reading “Strengthen Your Legs In A Swimming Pool And Get Rid Of Knee Pain Naturally”