Knee pain is an ailment that can affect anyone. Regardless of age, fit or unfit, everyone is susceptible to experiencing knee pain at least once in their lives. It’s important to protect our knees as we use them not only to support ourselves, but to get around and even sit! When they’re injured, it can cause a great deal of stress.
To ensure our knees are healthy, and avoid causing any further damage, here are some personal tips on how to better protect them….
Do Avoid Painful Activities
Because we use our knees for most activities, it can be hard to avoid those that make the pain worse! These activities are often things like going up or down the stairs, sudden twists and turns with the knee or running.
The goal isn’t to avoid these aggravating activities forever, it’s just to avoid them until the knee pain settles down and can be better managed by a health professional through rehab or physical therapy.