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How to fix knee pain!

Knee Pain: How To Stop Arthritis Before It Stops You

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Many people just like you are becoming victims of knee pain. This is FAST becoming one of the most common things we see at Penrose Physical Therapy, but before I tell you why, have a look and see if this sounds familiar. There’s a similar pattern that emerges with knee pain (before arthritis sets in). It starts with a few clicks of the knees, just here and there. But nothing painful, and you think nothing of it. Then as the years go on, some of those clicks become painful, and they start to ache a little bit more, commonly under the knee cap and inside of the knee. Walking around the stores for a few hours and they begin to feel sore. Sound familiar?

You should think of ‘click-y’ knees as a warning sign that something’s wrong so you can correct it before the damage is done and it’s too late. Could this be you? Here’s a few simple ways to help you check at home (best to stand in front of a mirror):

1. Which way are your knees facing? They should go straight forwards, not towards each other “knocked knees”, or away from each other either.

2. Now bend your knees to do a small squat, as if you were going to sit down onto a chair behind you (any clicks?). In that position look to see where your knees are, they should be in line with your second toes. If not we’ve got a problem somewhere.

3. Stand up tall again – can you see an arch along the inside of your feet? You should be able to.

4. Now try standing on one leg. Easy? Or does it feel like the inside of your foot and ankle is rolling in? If it’s rolling in or feeling unsteady then this could be because you have lost the support from the ligaments in your fee.

5. If you get pain on the inside of your ankle, try standing on one foot and then lift up onto your toes – if this is painful or you’re unable to do it at all then see a Physical Therapist straightaway before any permanent damage is done to the muscle.

6. When you step out of the shower next time, have a look at your footprints on the floor. It should resemble something like a “C” – similar to a moon- shape. Not a square.

This is just a guide for you to check your feet and knees at home yourself. But if you have any concerns about your knees at all it’s best to get them checked by a specialist, like a Physical Therapist who will also check your feet. If it is a problem with your feet that’s causing your knee pain, don’t worry, we have the perfect solution that protects your knees. Have a great week and I’ll talk to you next week!

You can request my FREE knee tips report here https://penrosept.com/kneepain.

Feel free to email me with questions info@penrosept.com.

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Jennifer Penrose

Penrose Physical Therapy

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