Last week we discussed the anatomy of the knee and what can cause knee pain. Now we’ll delve into how to prevent or alleviate knee pain.
Whether you’re focused on running, playing sports, lifting weights or any sort of strenuous activity, the knee is often one of the most problematic areas of the body. Even if you simply enjoy walking, the knee takes on its fair share of impact and, not surprisingly, knee pain is a common complaint among people of all ages.
For most people, knee pain seems to creep up over time, often associated with some sort of repetitive movement or a quick increase in activity after a period of inactivity. In either scenario, the wellbeing of your knees and the muscles around them should be an integral part of your fitness routine. This becomes all that much more important as we get older.