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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.

King Brand ColdCure Leg Wrap Product BoxBefore doing too much exercise or pushing yourself too hard, it is important that you keep swelling to a minimum. One of the best ways to bring down swelling is to use cold therapy, and one of the best products to do that is the King Brand ColdCure Wrap.

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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.

Related Forum Content from the makers of the BFST Device

You might be asking yourself “Who is King Brand, and why is their forum content so important?” Well, here's why! King Brand takes pride in knowing that their products will help heal people, and they aren't afraid to show it. Their commitment to helping people heal naturally, is the pillar on which the company has grown on.

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.


Anterior and Posterior hip Labral Tear


Hello! I am wondering how long a hip labral tear takes to heal with the bfst treatment! I have struggled with lots of hip pain throughout track and football football season and I don’t want to sit on these sports this year or get surgery! Track, football and CrossFit is my life and I can barely sprint and run now because of this injury! Surgery is the absolute last option! I am really hoping this will work. Doctors have been saying to me, “a labral tear cannot heal by itself.” I’m not fully sure that is true. Honestly I really don’t know even if I have a labral tear because of the extremely high false positive rate on the mri’s. They said I have bursitis and a labral tear. And I also think I have piriformis syndrome and snapping hip syndrome. This has been a real pain for me the last year and a half especially because I am trying to get a scholarship and this injury is really holding me back. I really want to know if this will work if I use it consistently? Also it might be a little harder to heal because of high intense workouts I’ve been doing. Thank you for anyone’s help.


Re: Anterior and Posterior hip Labral Tear


Thank you for your interest in King Brand. Our products are designed to help speed up your natural healing process by first decreasing inflammation and then promoting blood flow.

The labrum is an awkward area to treat to begin with. Our products will get deep within and the BFST will help to heal the cartilage, but it takes longer than other soft tissues due to the absorption (diffusion) into the cartilage itself as there is no direct blood supply. See the link below for more information on treating a hip labral tear.

http://kingbrand.com/Hip-Labrum-Tear.php

We recommend starting with the Back/Hip ColdCure Wrap. This wrap comes with 3 gel inserts that you will put in the freezer or fridge and then place inside the neoprene wrap before applying it to the body. The ColdCure treatments help to bring down pain, swelling, and inflammation by applying a cold compress. These treatments can be done in 20 minute intervals (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, and 20 minutes back on) or you can put a little more time between treatments depending on how comfortable you are with the cold. You should do this for a few days and look for a reduction in inflammation and tenderness to the touch.

https://www.kingbrand.com/ColdCure-Home.php

When inflammation and pain have gone down you can start the Back/Hip BFST Wrap treatments. The BFST Wrap simply improves the blood flow without causing any additional strain in the surrounding area. It uses electromagnetic energy to penetrate deep within the tissues and it is a similar technology to ultrasound. During treatments you should not be feeling a high heat like you would with a conventional heating pad. One 20 minute treatment will improve blood flow for 3-4 hours after. We recommend that you start on level 1 and do the treatments 4 times a day to receive the best results. Once that warming sensation goes away on level one that is when you would move to level 2. The more BFST treatments you do, the less warming sensation you will feel. That is a good sign. As the warmth lessens from treatment to treatment, this means your circulation is improving. Our BFST wraps come with a soft neoprene wrap that is secured to the body using velcro straps. When using the BFST Wrap it is best to apply it directly onto the skin because the effects of BFST will be lessened if there is a clothing barrier in between the Energy Web (component inside the wrap) and the body. Most people start to notice an improvement after about 3 weeks of BFST treatments.

When the body is at rest, blood flow circulation is impaired. When the body is moving, blood flow improves. You need to rest the affected area in order to avoid re-injury since physical activity during recovery can further strain your injury. But while at rest, you’re not getting the blood flow you need to heal. With BFST, you can rest and receive the additional blood flow your injury needs to heal.

http://kingbrand.com/BFST-Home.php

Additional info on when to use ColdCure and BFST:
If you have been active and you may have strained your hip, that is NOT the time to do BFST. That is when you use ColdCure. Additionally, do a ColdCure treatment immediately after any significant physical activity. You may not have noticed it but there may be additional inflammation from re-injury. ColdCure treatments will attempt to minimize the damage.

There is no limit to how often or how many times you can use ColdCure. As long as you want more, use it more. You can keep swapping the extra gel packs from your freezer into the wrap as long as you like. The only restriction is to wait 30-45 minutes after your last ColdCure treatment before following with a BFST treatment. As well, after a BFST treatment, it is best to wait an additional hour before using ColdCure again unless you are feeling significant pain.

Combination Treatment. To learn how to combine your BFST & ColdCure
treatments most effectively, please visit http://www.kingbrand.com/Combination-Therapy.php

Another product to consider would be our KB Support Tape. The KB Support Tape is designed to be applied any time you want extra support and protection for your hip. The tape provides ongoing compression throughout the day, so you get swelling relief that's light, comfortable and doesn't restrict movement. The KB Support Tape also helps to prevent re-injury by providing damaged tissue with targeted support and protection. There is no need to remove KB Tape when giving ColdCure Treatments. The Cold will easily penetrate the tape. BFST can be moderately affected by KB Tape. If the tape is covering the target area, the effects of BFST will be lessened if there is significant tape in between the Energy Web and the body. If Tape just covers a small part of the affected treatment area it is not a concern. See below some helpful links about taping.

KB Support Tape:http://kingbrand.com/KB-Support-Tape.php
Taping the hip:http://howtotapeinjuries.com/taping-the-back.php



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