Knee Pain Can Create A Couch Potato
Knee pain is more than a mild discomfort; knee pain effects everything you do whether you are sitting, walking, or running . Knee pain can be e a significant burden and has an effect on your daily life and activities; many times causing you to become a ‘couch potato’ because it hurts to move.
HOW DOES THE KNEE WORK?
You have four types of joints in your body; fixed, pivot, ball-and-socket, and hinge. Your knees are the largest hinge joints in your body and work much like the hinge on a door, allowing the joint to move backward and forward. They are also the most complex. In addition to bending and straightening, then twist and rotate. This makes them especially vulnerable to damage, which is why they sustain more injuries on average than do other joints.
Other structures in the knee include tendons (the fibrous bands of tissue that connects the muscles to the bones), meniscus (the cartilage which curves around the inside and outside of your knee, and cushions your knee joint, and bursae (fluid-filled sacs surrounding your knee and help cushion your knee joints so the ligaments and tendons slide across it smoothly.
When all of these structures work together, all is good and we have no knee pain: We don’t give knee pain a second thought.
What is the best way to treat chronic knee pain?
- Lower the amount of pressure on your joints and ligaments to keep from grinding away at the delicate tissues;
- take a product that will strengthen and lubricate the knee joints.