EXTREME PAIN RELIEF FOR THE EXTREME ATHLETE

Knee Pain

Causes, Symptoms & Prevention Tips

Few things are more frustrating than a sore knee. We feel your pain. Here’s some useful info and tips about knee pain to get you back to feeling tip-top, so you can get back to the yard work and chasing your little ones around it.

COMMON CAUSES:

  • Overexertion
  • Exercise and sports
  • Lifting and carrying
  • Repetitive motions
  • Yard work and gardening
  • Direct impact to knee or twisting movement

COMMON SYMPTOMS:

  • Pain upon movement
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Weakness and instability
  • Inability to put pressure on the leg

PREVENTING PAIN:

  • Wear knee guards during sports activities
  • Avoid carrying objects that are too heavy
  • Stretch and warm up before participating in physical activity
  • Avoid repeating movements that put unnecessary stress on the knees