Lacey (WA) – With the amount of information we have covered relating to knee pain, I sincerely hope you’ve learned something new and possibly even applied some of the material to your daily life! However, I can understand if you are still skeptical that anything can be done to improve that chronic knee pain that has been holding you back for months or even years.
If you happen to be one of those individuals, I encourage you to think of the activities you were able to do in the past and would like to do again and see if they match with anything listed below.
- Waking up in the morning and effortlessly be able to put your own socks and shoes on (without the knee stiffness or sharp pain…)
- Taking a long walk with friends and only end because you’ve decided to and NOT because your knee is hurting and you’re forced to.
- Getting a full night of rest WITHOUT waking up due to knee pain
- Getting down on the floor to play with your own grandchildren (best bit: knowing you’re easily going to be able to get back up!)
- Being able to stand for longer than 20 minutes to complete daily activities
- Exercise without being worried of the next day aches and pains
If any of these matched or were similar to the activities you want to get back to, it’s because these are the common activities our patients WANT to get back to!
How Do I Know?
It’s a bit like a “wish list” our clients give us when we first talk. And one of the reasons we want to help you is because we realize you are likely missing out on doing LOTS of things that you love to do. Perhaps one or two were on that list above? We also recognize that being forced to miss out on the activities you love due to pain has a negative impact on the quality and enjoyment of your life. However, the good news is, you can do something about it!
As working clinicians, my team and I love being given the opportunity to help people do (or get back to) all of those things on their list. If you’re suffering with knee pain, don’t wait for it to start affecting the things that you love and enjoy doing. It’s important to get it fixed sooner rather than later!