5 WAYS TO AVOID A KNEE INJURY WITH OUR ALTAMONTE SPRINGS CHIROPRACTOR
Knee injuries are common, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer without relief! Our Altamonte Springs chiropractors are happy to educate our local Florida communities on how to prevent
Knee injuries—including patellar tendonitis, osteoarthritis, meniscus or ligament tears, quadriceps strains, bursitis, and “runner’s knee”—can happen to people of any ages and during a variety of activities. Here are a few suggestions from our chiropractors in Altamonte on how to avoid these issues from affecting you:
1. Warm up your muscles properly prior to exercise.
Muscles and other connective tissues surrounding the knee joints need to be warm and loose prior to exercise in order to prevent tears, strains, sprains, and ruptures, as well as to prepare the tissues for effective exertion. Dynamic warm-ups are best (thing leg swings, high knees, brisk walking), whereas static stretches for the quads, adductors, hamstrings, and calves are more effective at the end of the workout.
2. Wear sturdy and supportive shoes.
Poorly fitting shoes (including high heels!) can place a lot of increased strain and torsional forces at the knee joint, making it more at risk for injury.
3. Always use proper body mechanics when performing work- or sports-related tasks.
When we move our bodies in inefficient or unsafe ways, we may end up putting a lot of stress on our knee joints, and repeated exposure even further compounds the potential for damage. Our team can educate you on proper body mechanics in a variety of functional activities.
4. Use appropriate equipment when indicated.
Related to body mechanics, safely and correctly using equipment (whether on body or in hand) will help prevent excess pressure on your knees and keep you safe at work or during an athletic activity.
5. Consult with a chiropractor at the earliest sign of an issue—or even before.
Our staff has a variety of non-invasive and drug-free services to alleviate stiffness, pain, instability, and other symptoms related to knee injuries.
Is Your Knee Bugging You? Meet With a Knee Pain Chiropractor at Beyond Chiropractic in Altamonte Florida
Don’t let a knee injury hold you back at work, at home, or in sports any longer than necessary. Schedule an appointment with a knee pain chiropractor in Altamonte by contacting Beyond Chiropractic now at (407) 261-1001.