When our patients come down with a bad case of knee pain, it restrains them from doing the things they love to do most. Even worse, it can put you on the path to painkillers, possible surgery, and limit your independence. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping people to get back to doing what they love without pain. I’ve compiled a list of the 7 most popular things our clients tell us they’re doing again (life after knee pain) since experiencing Neuro Therapy.
**I've tried everything. How can Neuro Therapy help my knee pain?**
A lifetime of pounding the soles into the pavement can be the main culprit leading to knee pain, especially as we get into our 40s and 50s.. In many cases, running induced knee pain can be corrected through examining muscle activation patterns involved with the gait. If just one muscle is not doing its job correctly, the joints can suffer. Neuro Therapy has helped clients to identify which muscles are not working properly and re-train them to relieve stress from the knee joint.
2. Easily climbing the stairs
In some of the more extreme cases of knee pain we’ve worked with, our clients had one goal: To climb the stairs without leaning on the handrail and walking with a limp. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that affect us the most. Not being able to climb stairs is the first sign that we are losing our independence, which is a frightening experience. In our 30s, 40s, and 50s, we are way too young to be thinking about what life looks like without mobility and independence.
3. Wearing heels
I’m sure this one doesn’t affect a lot of the men in the group (more power to you if it does), but it’s a common one we hear among women. Putting on a nice dress and wearing heels used to be the start to an amazing Friday night, but knee pain forces women to constantly be on the fence about whether the heels are worth the agony that comes along with it. Don’t lose hope – putting on heels can be a worry-free event in the near future.
4. Playing with kids
Several of our clients didn’t realize just how bad their knee pain was limiting them until their kids became mobile (how did they get so fast?) One patient told us, “I’ve always thought of myself as being the fun parent, but I’m not even able to run around in the yard right now. What kind of parent will my kids remember me as?” Within a few weeks of hard work, we worked together to significantly reduce the knee pain. Now, he is back to playing AND coaching, making sure his kids see the best of him.
5. Squats (Leg Day)
What started as resting the legs for a few days to let the knee pain calm down turned into months for many of our clients before they decided Neuro Therapy was right for them. I was once told by a client that it had been so long since his last leg day that he felt his biceps had become bigger than his quadriceps. Knee pain can make it seem like you’ll never get back to experiencing the “Jello” feeling of leg day, but the good news is we can make it happen.
6. Playing Tennis
Playing tennis is a great way to stay in shape, compete, and spend time with friends. Unfortunately, all of the starts and stops on hard pavement can wreak havoc on the knees. We’ve heard this from several clients “I used to play tennis, but don’t think I could ever get back to doing that again…I’d be happy to just get around with significantly less knee pain” Little did they know, we were able to get them back to playing pain free (most times within 2-3 weeks).
7. Sitting down and concentrating at work
In some cases, the knee pain is so bad that it keeps our patients from focusing. Even though sitting seems like a harmless activity, bending the knee for long periods of time can cause more stress than you think. A patient once told us "I'm expected to be a high performer at work, but lately, I'm not able to get in the zone. I'm just always thinking about my knee." If you are someone who can't sit for more than a few minutes without constantly thinking about the knee (sometimes every 30 seconds or so) , it's likely your performance at work may be suffering as well.
The most important takeaway from this post is that there are many people out there suffering from knee pain and discomfort just like you. It can feel hopeless at times (aren't I too young for this?), but we've helped many in that situation to overcome knee pain and get back to the activities they love most.
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We offer a few free knee pain discovery sessions each week, so be sure to ask if we have any available in the upcoming weeks. A discovery session includes a movement assessment, body screening, and introduction to the therapy. You will leave the discovery session knowing what muscles are causing your knee pain and with reduced pain. To learn more about the discovery session, check out our post here-
Learn how a discovery session can help you find out what's causing your knee pain
If you haven't already, download our free guide. It's perfect for anyone who has had to reduce activity because of knee pain.
7 Tips to Get You Working Out (Again)...even if knee pain has been bothering you for months (pictured below).
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About the Author
Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore areas only specialist Neuro Therapy clinic for people who want to stay active into their 40s, 50s, and beyond.