I am sure most of you have heard the expression “The bee’s knees”, but what happens when your knees are no longer working well and they are the cause of serious pain and discomfort? Do you have pain on the inside of the knee or outside knee pain? Knee pain can be the reason you are unable to run, ski, hike, compete in a local CrossFit competition, or even play with your kids or grandkids. There are many forms of knee pain both serious and more commonly not so serious. Maybe you want to know what knee strain treatment can consist of or maybe you want to know what to do for a torn meniscus. Getting some advice from a knee pain specialist can help you to start the path of learning and understanding of what to do. Depending on what the nature of the injury was you may be in for an easy road ahead or a slightly longer need for help. Getting an understanding on what the signs and symptoms of your pain are can help you/us to determine what is causing your pain and help determine the best ways to alleviate the pain. To help understand the different types of injuries that can occur at the knee joint, let’s first discuss what the knee involves.
There are really only two valuable things in life. I’m not saying that other things aren’t valuable to you, I’m just saying that two things matter more than others and will affect all of the other aspects of your life. What are those two things?
What is hip pain?
This seems like an easy one, but what constitutes "the hip"? Go ahead and point to your hip - it's ok, I'll wait.
If you pointed to the side of your body where your back meets your leg, you're right. If you pointed to the back of your body, right below where people get those "butt dimples" you're also right. If you pointed to the front of your body, in the line of your groin, where your leg meets your abs, you're right again.
And guess what. Pain can be caused by all of those areas.
What can be done for those areas causing pain?
Driving up the mountain for the first time since last ski or snowboard season is like a long overdue visit with an old friend – it’s full of excitement and promise. There’s nothing like speeding down that mountain with the wind in your face and the people flying by as you pass them on your way down. There’s also nothing like the pain of that first big wipeout, or the knee soreness after a day on the slopes. No one wants to plan a three day weekend to be down for the count by the second day or plan a weeklong trip with the kids to have to tell them, “Mommy/Daddy can’t do this today – let’s sit in the lodge instead.” Many people dream about the slopes all summer just to bite it on the first day and be out until next year.
Don’t let that be you.
Here are KinetikChain’s tips for being faster, stronger, and safer in the mountains this winter:
When you have back problems it can be very confusing on what to do. Google says one thing, your cousin another, nothing worked for your coworker, and there are 10000+ exercises on YouTube. So how do you know what to do and just as important know what not to do. These 5 myths of back pain can give you an idea of where to start.
You know that sort of antsy feeling you get when you're at yoga and doing downward dog for too long? What about when you're in your orange theory or CrossFit class doing push-ups or burpees? I'm talking about that feeling that has you shifting your weight from one arm to the other, counting down the seconds until you can get out of that position. Read on to find out what you can do about it.
Did you know running is considered the most dangerous sport based off of injury statistics? It’s true. Up to 47% of runners get injured every year!
This is our Amazing Blog built for you. It's full of info to help you move and feel better so you can get back to being active and doing what you need and love to do. Enjoy and let us know if you have questions or comments.