Knee pain is one of the most disruptive forms of chronic pain there is, for the simple reason that it affects your ability to walk, run or engage in a variety of forms of exercise. When you remove the ability to bend your legs, even the simplest task can become incredibly challenging and you can find yourself struggling even with sitting down!
Unfortunately, many people will ignore knee pain, or labor under the false pretense that it will ‘go away’ or somehow magically get better on its own. The reality is that this is not true.
Knee pain is very often manageable. It is very often possible to treat it quickly and easily. But this is only true if you try. And if you ignore it, it will usually get worse and worse over time until eventually it is beyond repair.
There are lots of things you can start doing today in order to fix your knee pain. While not all of these strategies will work for everyone, there is a better-than-average chance that at least one of these things can work for you!
1. Go to Your Doctor/Physio/Chiropractor
Not what you were expecting to be the number one item on this list? Few people do. Most of us want an ‘easy fix’ that doesn’t involve leaving our comfort zone… or even leaving the house. The reality though is that visiting your doctor is by far the most important first strategy. If you visit the doctor, they can properly diagnose the problem for you and let you know if you may have an underlying infection, water on the joint or something else that needs to be addressed first.
Likewise, if you visit your doctor, they might refer you to a physio who will be able to provide the best exercises and techniques to improve the condition quickly and effectively.
No one wants to go to the doctor. But what’s worse: going to the doctor, or permanently suffering with pain and loss of mobility?