How to Prevent Knee Pain and Problems

Whether you’ve got knee pain right now or have experienced it in the past, you don’t need a specialist knee surgeon Warrington to tell you about how important it is to maintain the good joint health in your knees. While the team at My Knee Doc is highly trained to deal with any kind of problem, it’s always better to prevent knee problems as early as possible.

Below we’ve compiled our top tips to help keep knee pain and problems away. While these tips are helpful for almost everyone, if you’ve had serious knee problems in the past we advise you check in with your GP or specialist knee surgeon before performing any kind of exercises.

Whether you’ve got knee pain right now or have experienced it in the past, you don’t need a specialist knee surgeon Warrington to tell you about how important it is to maintain the good joint health in your knees. While the team at My Knee Doc is highly trained to deal with any kind of problem, it’s always better to prevent knee problems as early as possible.

Below we’ve compiled our top tips to help keep knee pain and problems away. While these tips are helpful for almost everyone, if you’ve had serious knee problems in the past we advise you check in with your GP or specialist knee surgeon before performing any kind of exercises.

How to Prevent Knee Pain and Problems

Keep your Weight Under Control

We’ve put this tip first and at the top, because ultimately, it’s our weight which impacts the knee joint the most in our day to day lives. Often also the cause of back and foot pain, having a bit of extra weight can heavily stress the knee joint and grind away at the supporting cartilage within the joint.

If you feel that your weight might be negatively impacting your knees, our specialist knee surgeon Warrington recommends increasing your weekly exercise and taking a look at your diet to reduce the stress on your knee joints.

Select Form-Fitting Shoes

While we all love wearing the latest Nike trainers, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s leg alignment and foot shape is different. These factors affect the weight distribution across the sole of the foot, influencing the stresses placed on the knee joint.

This is why our specialist knee surgeon Warrington always advises patients take a look at their shoe choice and how it affects weight distribution across the feet and leg alignment. Take some time to find which shoe brands are most comfortable for your feet to save yourself future knee pain.

Try Low Impact Forms of Exercise

Many specialist knee surgeons Warrington will recommend various exercises to strengthen the leg muscles and help relieve knee pain, however, it’s important to practice low impact forms of exercise to ensure you’re not further damaging your knee joint. If you want to exercise, try to use low-impact alternatives like the rowing and elliptical machines.

Swimming is also highly recommended for any cases of joint pain as it is a non-weight bearing form of exercise.

Walk More

To put things simply, our bodies were built to walk. Unfortunately, modern daily life requires us to be seated for prolonged periods of time, only exacerbating knee pains and problems. Walking is not only one of the best low-impact forms of exercise, but it has also been shown to be restorative in helping realign the body’s muscular imbalances and relieve aches and pains.

Call My Knee Doc Today For a Specialist Knee Surgeon Warrington

While this set of tips will help you prevent future knee problems, if you’ve already got knee pain or problems My Knee Doc can help diagnose and return you to a pain-free knee. You can speak with our specialist knee surgeon Warrington and the rest of the My Knee Doc team by calling 0161 464 6399.