Do you live an active lifestyle, often taking part in CrossFit, obstacle courses, or dance professionally?
Are you finding that knee pain is affecting your day-to-day?
You shouldn’t have to choose between your favorite activities and completing daily tasks.
Living in New York City means a lot of walking, often up and down stairs to your apartment or subway.
This all adds up to extra strain on your knees, especially when fitness is important to you as it is for many of our patients.
This blog has been created to address your knee pain and offer a natural and quick solution!
Don’t compromise when you don’t have to!
The Daily Effect of Knee Pain
Knee pain can have a drastic effect on daily life in New York City.
Something as simple as carrying groceries onto the subway or up to your apartment can become an impossible task, making travel difficult for those with knee pain.
Going out with friends or socializing, in general, can become incredibly hard when your knee pain is all you can think about.
The physical nature of the city can make it feel as if our home is working against us!
If you’re struggling to manage knee pain in New York City, you’re not alone. Our clinic has shown thousands of previous patients that by taking the right steps, you can still enjoy a full and active life in this vibrant city.
Below we have put together some of the best methods for limiting knee pain while still remaining active.
Method 1 – Warm Up Before Exercise
Warming up before participating in activities such as CrossFit or running will help reduce the stress on your knees.
Make sure to incorporate stretching, light jogging, and dynamic warm-up exercises into your routine.
With an interest in fitness, I’m sure warming up isn’t a new concept to you.
However, by performing the wrong warm up by targeting the wrong area could all be part of your problem.
To learn more about creating the perfect warm up routine, check out our previous blog below:
Method 2 – Strengthen the Muscles Surrounding Your Knees
Building strength in the muscles around your knee is crucial for reducing pain and improving mobility.
When these muscles are strong, they help take some of the pressure off your knee, providing better support and stability.
Try incorporating exercises like:
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, lower your body by bending your knees and hips, then push through your heels to return to standing.
This exercise targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.
Sit on a leg press machine with your feet flat on the platform, push through your heels to extend your legs, then slowly return to the starting position.
This exercise works on your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes as well.
Lie on your side with your legs straight, lift the top leg up while keeping it straight, then lower it back down. Repeat on the other side.
This exercise targets your hip abductors and adductors, which provide support to your knee joint.
Always prioritize proper form to avoid injury and consult with a Physical Therapist if you’re unsure about your technique.
Schedule a free call with our team today and get the answers to all of your questions!
Method 3 – Physical Therapy
Working with a physical therapist is the most beneficial treatment if you’re suffering from chronic knee pain.
Our Physical Therapists can assess the range of motion in your knee, identify any weak areas, and provide exercises to help reduce knee pain QUICKLY.
We hate to see our patients struggling to maintain the fitness routine they love so much due to knee pain that can be easily prevented.
The best way to get started is by arranging a free discovery visit!
This is a no-sweat, in person visit to discuss your pain and start you on the path to recovery.
Struggling To Travel?
As we’ve discussed, we appreciate how difficult it can be to navigate NYC with knee pain.
For that reason, we are offering a free telephone consultation!
You will get to speak to an expert, have all your questions answered and discover your options for a activity filled lifestyle without pain!
If you’re curious, act fast because demand at our clinic is extremely high.
Simply call us on 646-430-5717 or click one of the links below.
More Expert Advice For Knee Pain
Read Our Blogs – How To Create The Perfect Warm Up Routine To Avoid Knee Pain and Ice vs. Heat