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If you have knee pain, exercising may be the last thing on your mind. And you're not alone. Only 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women with knee ailments get the minimum recommended amount of weekly exercise, experts say. But exercising could be the best thing you can do for your knees.

Exercise is a good therapy for knee pain, but it needs to be the right kind of exercise. Pounding your knees with high-impact exercise or overdoing it during workout could make your knee pain worse. But it's easy to avoid problems by following a few do's and don'ts for exercising with knee injuries.

Although knee pain may present some exercise barriers, many kinds of exercise are easy on the joints and will make your knees feel better, not worse. Most people with arthritis and other kinds of knee pain and injuries don't get enough exercise. Exercising regularly can help ease knee pain, help speed up the recovery process, improve joint function, and improve overall health. If you aren't sure what kind of exercising you should do for your specific knee pain, consult your doctor or work with a physical therapist.

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Exercise In The Water

Exercise In The Water

If you're worried that exercising will be too hard on your knees, try exercising in the water first. The buoyancy will take the load off your knees, allowing you to exercise with less pain and stress on your joints.

Don't Participate In High Impact Activities

Don't Participate In High Impact Activities

Basketball, tennis, racquetball, squash, soccer, and football are hard on the knees because they involve sudden starts, stops, and turns as well as jumping and landing. Avoid any type of exercise that involves jumping if you have knee pain.

Walk

Walk

Moderate walking is recommended for people with knee pain because it's a low-impact activity. If your joints are painful and stiff, start slowly and work up to 20 minutes of walking per day. Plus, daily walking will help with weight loss, which is a bonus because carrying extra weight puts stress on the knees.

Don't Exercise On Hard Surfaces

Don't Exercise On Hard Surfaces

Walking or running on concrete or asphalt is a bad idea when suffering from knee pain because these surfaces have no shock absorption. Dirt paths and grass is another good option because it absorbs shock, but it tends to be bumpy and uneven. If grass and dirt don't sound appealing, take your walk indoors. Treadmills have the most consistent surfaces and pretty good shock absorption.

Use Knee Friendly Exercise Equipment

Use Knee Friendly Exercise Equipment

Stationary bikes and elliptical machines allow you to get a good aerobic workout without stressing your knee joints. Recumbent stationary bikes are even better because you're not sitting upright while exercising, which takes more weight off the knee joints.

Don't Bend The Knees Excessively

Don't Bend The Knees Excessively

Avoiding doing full squats and leg presses. These strength-training routines often requires bending the knees beyond 90 degrees, which puts excessive pressure and strain on your knees.

Strengthen Your Muscles

Strengthen Your Muscles

Like a natural knee brace, stronger muscles will help compensate for weak or injured tendons, ligaments and joints. The quadriceps and hamstrings are the two main muscle groups that support the knee. Do straight leg raises to strengthen the quadriceps and walk backward to help strengthen the hamstrings.

Strengthen Your Muscles

Don't Over-Do It

When muscles are fatigued, they can't absorb as much shock, which places extra stress on your knees. Start your exercise program slowly and make sure to switch up your exercises every day to help avoid overuse injuries like tendonitis. Consider alternating walking and swimming.

Warm Up And Stretch

Warm Up And Stretch

Warm, flexible muscles aren't injured as easily. Take a few minutes to stretch the quadriceps and hamstrings before your workout. Then start with five minutes of slow walking before getting into the pool or pedaling on the stationary bike. This will also get your heart rate and breathing revved up slowly, which is beneficial for overall fitness.

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The term BFST stands for Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy and it was created by King Brand Health Care. Blood flow is very important to help heal injuries, and after years of research and development they have come up with a product that does just what it says. No other company can match what King Brand does. They are the only company on the market that can directly target injuries at a cellular level with no surgery or doctors visits needed. Of course it’s important to visit the doctor when you've injured yourself, but their treatment modalities can be done in the comfort of your own home.

The King Brand forum is a great place to research specific ailments and to figure out whether or not the BFST and ColdCure products can help. Their treatment advisors are constantly posting on forums to help educate people on how to heal their injuries. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, then feel free to take part in their forum by registering.

Just below is a prime example of the quality customer service that King Brand provides on a daily basis. This is the perfect online community that will help educate, heal and get you back on your feet in no time.


Can I use the shoulder wrap for my knee?


I have been doing it the past few days, it seems to get good coverage on the knee is there any reason why I would not be able to continue in this manner?


Re: Can I use the shoulder wrap for my knee?


Hi there,

I'm glad to hear you're experiencing improvement with your injury.

As long as the products are in contact with the injured area and snugly fit, then the treatment will be functioning as intended. So if the fit for the shoulder wrap is fitting for you, then feel free to continue treatments.

Regards,

Paul



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