Knee Pain is NOT a sign of Aging!!!
Knee Pain is NOT a sign of aging! Let me repeat, Knee Pain is NOT a Sign of Aging
Knee pain can occur in a 17 year old girl and in a 76 year old man- for the exact same reason. Allow me to explain: Knee pain, in the absence of obvious trauma is usually caused by knee stiffness. Knee stiffness can lead to an acute pain because of the stress on the cartilage, ligaments, muscles and/or tendons that surround the knee joints. To overcome this knee stiffness, stretching the back of the leg or performing a hamstring stretch can provide immediate relief. Try this: Rest your heal on a step above the ground, keeping your knee straight, lean forward towards your foot. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds and repeat 3 times or more.
Knee pain can be resolved with proper physiotherapy. Even pain from degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis can be helped.
For knee pain located on the front and or sides of the knee, the McKenzie method treatment can help- it will help by reducing your joint stiffness and improving your ability to walk faster.
After your initial visit at MECH physiotherapy you will understand the cause of your knee pain, which movements to avoid, and which stretches will provide the most benefit. The ultimate goal is to keep our patients walking comfortably and walking upstairs confidently without knee pain.