As winter passes and spring is upon us, temperatures (hopefully!) get warmer and we’re all itching to get outside and start our outdoor fitness routines like walking and jogging in the fresh air.
It’s a beautiful picture, but you may be apprehensive about restarting your fitness routine because you have knee problems, but you want to get back into exercise without knee pain.
But this doesn’t mean you have to give up your daily walks in the spring air or any of your fitness goals for this year!
With the right tools, it’s possible to begin easing back into your fitness routine without causing flare-ups and minimizing further injury.
Keep reading to find out how you can step into spring and get back to your exercise routine without knee pain.
How To Get Into Your Spring Exercise Routine Without Knee Pain
Strengthening Knee Exercises
Building up strength in your knees is the key to getting back into exercising without knee pain bothering you.
Doing a session of strengthening exercises aimed at your quads, calves, and hamstrings can provide your knee joints with the stability they need when walking or jogging.
Having extra stability around your knee joints also allows the knee to have some protection when they’re under strain from running for example.
Low-Impact Exercise Options
As well as building up strength, it’s important to incorporate different levels of exercise into your routine in order to keep pressure off your joints and carry on exercise without knee pain getting worse.
Some low-impact exercises you may want to consider are swimming, gentle aerobics, or pilates.
To get the best chance of keeping knee pain away, you should aim to mix these types of exercises into your routine two or three times a week.
Doing this will also keep exercise interesting and fun for you!
Invest In The Right Shoes
It’s one of the most critical steps to choose the right shoes when exercising, badly fitting shoes can contribute to knee pain developing or getting worse which is completely avoidable!
When choosing your shoes you should be mindful of shock absorption capabilities, proper support for the arch and ball of your foot, flexibility, and cushioning.
Consider investing in a pair of high-quality running sneakers and make sure they’re a comfortable fit for you. This should help you stay active without knee pain worrying you.
You may have heard this advice before, but it’s vital. Stretching could be the key to preventing your knee pain, allowing you to enjoy your post-workout day without agonizing knee pain.
You should aim to warm up and cool down for 15 minutes before and after exercise so that your joints and muscles have time to recover, return to their normal level of activity, and don’t seize up later in the day after you’ve sat down.
How Can Physical Therapy Help You Get Back Into Fitness Safely With Knee Pain?
If you feel your knee pain is too serious to begin exercising yourself or you feel like there is no particular cause of it, physical therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for to eliminate it once and for all.
Physical therapy can help you with customized stretching, and strengthening treatments as well as hands-on treatment from physical therapists to reduce swelling, improve joint range of motion and improve joint stability.
What We Can Offer You…
Now you know how physical therapy can help your knees so you can exercise without knee pain, you can find out even more about how we can help you through a free knee pain assessment.
Our free knee pain assessment means you can come into our clinic, talk to a team of expert physical therapists and discover the best treatment options that suit you and will be fully personalized to you.
Plus, we’ve been voted the #1 choice for physical therapy in ALL of Siouxland – 2 years in a row!
So you know that you’re in the best hands when you choose to come and see us.
To find out more and arrange your free knee pain assessment, you can fill in our simple web form, or if you prefer to talk over the telephone you can call us at (712) 560-0460 and we’ll be happy to arrange your session.
Alternatively, we offer a Free Knee Pain Telephone Consultation where you can speak to a member of the team from the comfort of your own home.
Other Free Resources To Help Knee Pain
If you’re not quite ready to come and see us, you could download our free knee pain report where you can stop daily annoying knee pain without injections, taking painkillers or wearing a support.
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