I’ve been seeing a lot of people lately who are suffering from Knee Pain and asking for advice or tips on what they can do to ease it. So, I’ve decided to write a series of Knee Pain blogs to answer some common questions, “debunk” a few myths and help anyone struggling with Knee Pain that needs some help but hasn’t decided to come to see me yet.
A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had Knee Pain for the past few weeks. I’m not sure what I did, but it just doesn’t seem to be going away. I’ve tried taking Ibuprofen, but that didn’t help much. Resting seems to help, but only while I’m resting. Every time I stand up and start moving again it hurts. I went and bought a knee brace to see if that would help, but I can still feel the pain and it gets worse when I take it off. What else can I do to get rid of this Knee Pain?”
I’ve been hearing from a lot of people the past few weeks with complaints of pain that is holding them back from being as active as they’d like to be. Knee Pain has been the biggest complaint, but Back Pain and Shoulder Pain aren’t far behind.
Regardless there seems to be a common theme here!
It's the weather! Not the cold weather, but the Springtime weather that will be heading us into Summer before we know it!
We naturally want to be outside and be more active this time of year and we typically see more people who start to exercise more around this time too.
Whether it’s walking, running, hiking, yard work or prepping your garden…why does Knee Pain get worse when you exercise or are more active? Isn’t exercise supposed to help you feel better?
Well, yes…and NO!
Let me explain.
"Helping active adults overcome persistent aches, pains and injuries, so they can get back to the activities they love and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery."
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger