With Spring arriving and the weather getting warmer, I tend to see more injuries related to overuse activity. For example, many people increase their walking or running distances. They also may do spring cleaning around the house which translates into more trips up and down the stairs. An increase in yard work naturally occurs too as the snowblower is winterized and the lawn mower is powered up.
Whichever activity you are getting more involved in, it is important to recognize when your activity is too much or you did too much too quickly. In one of my recent videos, I discuss the signs and symptoms of patellar tendinitis. If you are having knee pain, this video will walk you through what to look for and what your next steps should be.
You don’t have to live with pain. Pain doesn’t have to be part of the aging process or something you have to experience as you increase your activity level or get back into sports. Pain is present to let you know something is wrong. It’s your body’s way of talking back at you so you pay attention to it. However, pain is NOT normal.
Here’s a fact: if you are experiencing pain that is not going away or getting better within 7-10 days, then it is probably NOT going to go away on its own. You need a professional consultation to learn why you are having the pain, what you can do to get rid of the pain, and what your first next best step is to get the pain to go away.
Don’t let knee pain ruin your spring and stop you from doing what you love.
Get it checked out!
My office offers Free Movement Screens either in-person or online, so please don’t hesitate to call 262-771-0404. Let’s start a conversation to get you back to doing what you love!
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