These 6 Bad Habits Are Making Your Knee Pain WORSE

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Nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults experience knee pain.[i] Knee pain can become increasingly painful over time and even lead to joint damage and disability if left untreated.

Injuries often cause knee pain, but we tend to overlook the bad habits in our everyday life that cause knee pain over time. Chronic wear on your kneecap can lead to pain and break down cartilage.

Knee pain often starts out as a mild discomfort and then grows increasingly worse, often due to bad habits that worsen the underlying problem.

While all joints are vulnerable to injury and overuse conditions, the knee is particularly susceptible because it bears high levels of stress just from the activities of daily life.

Because the joint moves not only back and forth, like a hinge, but also twists and rotates, it has even more room for injury to occur.

Knee pain can even be the result of a condition in your lower back, hip or ankle, as the pain can pass along your nerves to other locations in your body (known as referred pain).

If you’re already suffering from knee pain, be aware that the following common bad habits may be making your pain exponentially worse.


6. Ignoring the Inflammation Connection

On a foundational level, knee pain, like virtually all forms of pain, often has an underlying inflammatory cause.

Even short-term overuse can set off an inflammatory cascade in your immune system, intended to “heal” the overworked area.

If that inflammation persists on a low level, it can then contribute to the very pain it was originally intended to heal.

The inflammatory cascade can easily spiral out of control, along with its associated pain, especially if you continue on with habits that cause you knee pain to begin with.

Try an anti-inflammatory diet, or natural anti-inflammatories like Heal-N-Soothe, can help you relieve this inflammation and pain.

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5. Wearing High Heels

High-heeled shoes change the way you walk, putting additional stress on your knees. According to one study, wearing high heels increased the risk of joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis.[ii] The higher the heel, the greater the risk of knee pain becomes.


4. Kneeling Without Padding

Do you enjoy gardening? Play with your kids or grandkids on the floor? Scrub your kitchen floors on hands and knees? Play volleyball? Any activity that requires kneeling can make your pain worse, but doing so without kneepads will worsen pain and potentially cause further damage.

3. Continuing Activities That Cause You Pain

If you know that playing basketball or tennis leaves your knees in agony, you may need to take a break from the sport, or at least reduce it.

The same goes for other activities, such as kneeling or climbing stairs. Taking a break from pain-causing activities will give your knee some time to rest and heal, while preventing further damage.

Once the pain has subsided, you can resume the activity, ideally with some adaptations to prevent the pain from recurring.


2. Gaining Excess Weight

The more weight your joints have to carry, the greater the potential for damage, and related pain, becomes.

Research shows that for every 2.2 pounds gained, pain scores increased by 1.9 points on a 500-point scale.[iii]

Losing weight was associated with reduced knee pain, although avoiding weight gain in the first place may be even more important to protect your knees.


1. Getting Out of Shape

Even if you’re not overweight, if your muscles are weak or out of shape, your risk of knee injury and pain increases.

It’s especially important to regularly strengthen your quadriceps and hamstrings, which help support your knees.


What You Can Do to Stop Knee Pain Now

Now you know there are lifestyle changes you can make to address your knee pain. Some will take more time than others to reap the benefits. Losing weight and maintaining a regular exercise routine to strengthen your knee will require time and effort. But there are some steps you can take right now to find some quick relief.

Eat more anti-inflammatory foods

First, get inflammation under control. Stop eating foods that spike inflammation response in your body. Learn the foods that cause inflammation and the 10 foods that extinguish inflammation, and eat more of those every day.

Give your knee pain the 1-2 punch every day

Knock out your knee pain with a hook, uppercut by taking a natural anti-inflammatory and joint support supplement daily. Quality supplements fill in the gaps that quality nutrition often can’t cover.

To control and lower your inflammation, take a high-quality, natural anti-inflammatory supplement every day. Look for products that contain a mixture of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients and proteolytic enzymes. These blends are highly effective at stopping pain and inflammation fast.

Additionally, you should take a daily joint supplement that helps build cartilage, lubricate your joints, and repair and strengthen your bones.

There is hope… you can end the frustration of chronic knee pain. Stop making these bad habits every day that wear on your knees.

Eat a balanced anti-inflammatory diet.

Maintain an exercise routine to increase your knee strength and mobility.

And, knock out your knee pain cold with a combo punch of a daily anti-inflammatory and joint support supplement.

 

Filed Under: Knee Pain, Pain and Inflammation
Written By:
Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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4 thoughts on “These 6 Bad Habits Are Making Your Knee Pain WORSE”

  1. Avatar Emad Alomary says:

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    I’m Emad from Baghdad,Iraq. It’s my pleasure and delight to let you know that your disseminated health information are so informative and useful not only for your American citizens but for the whole world. Thank you so much for setting up such helpful hints and advice. IT’S A REAL PREVENTATIVE GUIDANCE . I wish you ever success.

  2. Avatar Terry Poirier says:

    DO PRODUCTS LIKE OSTEOBIFLEX AND INSTAFLEX REALLY WORK FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE. I FIND THAT OTC PAIN PATCHES AND ASPIRIN COMBO WORK BETTER.

  3. Terry,

    Please understand that there is a difference between a supplement that provides the body with nutrients that can heal the body and a drug that just masks the pain. So the perception has to be different, a supplement can heal the pain and a drug can mask the pain, drugs work quickly and supplements take longer…

    However the longer you say on a drug that does nothing to help heal the body the longer the supplement will take to work simply because there is more damage or breakdown…

    So one suggestion is to consult your physician and ask if you can take both till the joint starts to feel better, then you can drop the drugs and keep up the supplements…

    Now it also depends on the quality and specific nutrients used on a joint supplement, we like Super Joint Support by Living Well… Super Joint Support, is a specific blend of Type II Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, designed to help the body stimulate Chondrocytes, the very cells that can regenerate joint cartilage.

    Further 72, trace minerals were added, for bone, joint and ligament support as well as support the body with a balanced approach to having the body be and function in a balanced state again allowing the body to heal its self.

    We added Vitamin K2, D3, and B12 , as co-factors to the Minerals and the Collagen to help them work even better, and finally we added a natural analgesic in the form of White Willow Bark to help the body deal with pain as well as ALA for nerve based pain.

    https://secure.losethebackpain.com/products/super-joint-support/5/sp-super-joint-support

    And like anything, educating your self is the key, all the best

    Steve HBI Staff

  4. Avatar Terry Poirier says:

    WHAT’S YOUR FEELING ON KNOX GELATIN. I WAS SO HOPING THE OLD WIVES’ TALE WAS TRUE REGARDING JOINT PAIN. FOR ME IT HAD A LAXATIVE EFFECT. I THINK I USUALLY PUT IN TEA IN THE A.M. WOULD THIS NOT HAPPEN IF I TOOK WITH FOOD? MY DR. KEEPS TRYING TO GIVE ME TRAMADOL. NO THANKS. I’VE TAKEN BEFORE FOR ANOTHER ISSUE AND I HATED IT. PLUS NOW THEY ARE SAYING HOW HARD IT IS TO WITHDRAW FROM IT. I’M NOT GOING THE OPIATE ROUTE CONSIDERING THE NEWS LATELY ON OPIATES. HOW SUCCESSFUL IS SYNVISC INJECTIONS EVERY SIX MONTHS?

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