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How To Get Rid Of Knee Pain and Joint Arthritis

Updated on July 23, 2011

How To Prevent Knee Pain and Arthritis

Knee pain and joint arthritis plague many people world wide. Do you find yourself constantly bothered by knee stiffness and pain? Then you more than likely have arthritis in your knees. This comes from a variety of things like your lifestyle, if you were an athlete, or if you were ever injured or had knee surgery. There are things you can do to help alleviate the pain and discomfort you experience from your knee pain. With the right rehabilitation program and a solid training program you can prevent knee pain and arthritis. Read on to learn how to prevent knee pains for good.

The tips you need to get rid of knee pain once and for all!

Make sure you incorporate a strength and conditioning training program into your daily routine that strengthens the muscles in your lower body and core. Lifting weights can help strengthen muscles and ligaments that sorround your knees. Your muscles work to help protect your knees and the stronger they are the more impact they can absorb on your knees. The best exercises to perform are squats, lunges, powercleans, and leg presses. Make sure you challenge yourself on these exercises so your muscles can be as strong and powerful as possible. This will help take stress off your knees. Focus on strengthening your hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and hip flexors. Remember, the stronger the muscles are sorrounding your knees the less wear and tear your knees will suffer.

Stretching and working on your flexibility is a must. You have to incorporate flexibility and mobility training into your daily routine if you want to help prevent knee pain from bothering you. If you have tight hamstrings or quadriceps, or tight lower back muscles then these muscles can pull on other muscles which can cause muscle imbalances and for other muscles to compensate for the tight muscles which can cause pain in your knees and other parts of your body. Make it a point to stretch each muscle groups for 2 sets of 60 seconds. Focus on the muscles that are most prone to getting tight which include the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quadriceps. If you work on your flexibility on a daily basis then you can relieve knee pain. A great product that can help loosen muscles and promote blood flow to your muscles is a product I have used called "the stick". This product has worked wonders for me and helps me loosen my muscles up and it helps me recover faster in between workouts. You can find this product at www.thestick.com.

Consider using ultrasound machines or heating pads if possible. These can help bring blood flow to your knees which can help reduce knee stiffness and help you regain range of motion that you may have lost due to arthritis and knee stiffness. These products can help heal your knees by bringing oxygen rich blood to your knees which can help facilitate healing especially if you have recently had a knee surgery.

Make sure you are using ice packs on your knees. This should be one of your best bets at reducing pain and swelling in your knees. Ice packs can work miracles on your knees and it has healing properties. Icing your knees will help with knee pain and stiffness and it is a natural remedy. If you have heard of the R.I.C.E method for injuries then you are well aware that the I stands for ice. Ice your knees 4-5 times a day for 20-3o minutes and you will notice the difference.

Also consider supplementing your diet with glucosamine and fish oil. These two supplements are known to reduce inflammation in joints, help lubricate and cushion joints, and can help reduce knee stiffness and pain. Massaging your kneecaps can also help promote blood flow to your knees and help relieve pain as well.

In conclusion, knee pain and arthritis doesn't have to rule your life. By following the tips above you can drastically improve your range of motion and flexibility in your knees, reduce pain and stiffness, and be on your way to taking back control of your life. Good Luck!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Great information. As we age we also tend to suffer from more injuries to the joints because our muscles weaken and are not so able to support the joint.