Knee pain causes can include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis and muscle or tendon injury. Taking simple pain relief can help. In addition, as with any type of joint pain, knee pain may benefit from targeted exercises. Strengthening the muscles around the knee can help with stability, flexibility and mobility. So, no matter what causes your knee pain, if your doctor agrees, here are some exercises that can help relieve the symptoms.
Warm up your muscles before undertaking any type of exercise and remember to stretch afterwards. Getting into a regular routine of warming up and stretching will help reduce the risk of injury and stiffness.
Keeping fit and healthy with a good diet and regular exercise will benefit your knee by helping you to maintain a suitable weight, reducing the strain on your knee joint. Choose low-impact exercises such as swimming, aqua aerobics, cycling and walking and avoid high impact sport such as road running.
All these exercises can be performed at home, with no need for a gym. Perform all the exercises slowly and gradually increase the number of repetitions.
These exercises are designed to help ease knee pain. If you find that your pain becomes worse or you start experiencing pain in a new area of your body, stop and consult a doctor. You also may find it helpful to speak to a physiotherapist or specialist medical practitioner for advice on appropriate exercises to help with your knee pain.
At Ramsay Health Care we are proud to work in partnership with some of the highest qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons, ophthalmologist, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management consultants and physiotherapists in the UK. Our holistic care offers you the best treatment!
At Ramsay you won’t have to wait for an appointment for your knee replacement. Your treatment may be covered by medical insurance and self-pay packages are available on request. We have first class facilities and all self-funding and most privately insured patients can enjoy our Private Patient Pledge offering exclusive benefits including superb food, a relaxing environment, priority access and appointments to suit your lifestyle. Our aim is to help you feel like a guest as well as a patient.
Please contact us for more information.