Got Knee Pain? Corrective Exercise Strategy – Pt 1

Got Knee Pain? Corrective Exercise Strategy – Pt 1

By: marysmith

My essay is a basic corrective exercise approach to wwwcbdbossus knee pain caused by lack of ankle mobility. Most individuals will either have knee discomfort underneath the knee, also known as ‘Jumper’s Knee’ or ‘Runner’s Knee’ e.g. discomfort on the side of the leg/knee. Please recognize the difference between ‘discomfort’ and ‘pain’. As I always tell my clients ‘we do not work through pain’ but discomfort is a red flag. Stop the exercise and learn how to address and prevent the pain.

The discomfort is the precursor to a bad situation becoming worse. Fortunately, attending to the discomfort and applying some exercise science and commonsense we usually can reverse the ailment.

If you have had consistent knee pain then I would suggest seeing a medical professional. Lastly, I highly recommend getting an assessment of your posture, flexibility and muscular strength imbalances by fitness professional. The information will help you become more efficient in your workout and prevent any joint dysfunction. Your goals will be easier to attain because you will recruit more muscles for your workout and not be sideline by injury.

This is part 1 of my ‘Got Knee Pain?’ essay. In this essay, I will discuss the importance of ankle mobility and muscle balance in the calf/shin muscles. Visualize what you do when you get out of bed. The first part of our body to touch the earth is our big toe followed by the other toes, the ball of our feet then heel. If you ever stumped your toe, you will quickly notice the importance of our ankle mobility and how it affected our posture. We will compensate the pain in the toe by changing the way we walk, unconsciously leaning on one side of our body which stresses other muscles and joints.

Most knee pain is the result of sedentary lifestyle (8-10 hours of sitting or inactivity per day), muscle imbalances, poor form while performing exercises and lack of rest (overuse). There are other possible factors such as flat feet, posture, age, type of shoes, past surgeries etc…

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