September 17, 2018
For knee pain sufferers, getting regular exercise may seem out of the question. However, when performed properly, some exercises can actually decrease pain and stiffness in the knees by bringing blood and nutrients to the area and strengthening the surrounding muscles. Here are the best exercise tips to try, and a few things to avoid, when suffering from knee pain.
Rules to Begin With
Pain sufferers should consult with a chiropractor when starting any new exercise routine. It's also important to remember that exercise, when performed properly, should not make pain worse or cause any new pain. Knee pain sufferers, in particular, should never allow their knees to extend past their toes during exercises or stretches.
The Best Exercises
Exercises to Avoid
A list of exercise tips wouldn't be complete without a few warnings. These exercises are more likely than others to be done improperly and can lead to injury, increased pain, and more time spent in chiropractic care. Common exercises to avoid include the following:
High-impact aerobic exercises like running can also be hard on the knees, especially on harder surfaces and without proper footwear. If you are facing knee injury, Dr. Scott Nissenbaum will be glad to talk with you about specific exercises and proper chiropractic treatment for knee pain. To learn more about how a visit to our office can help you, fill out our online form or call 650-226-8348.