Are These Habits Causing Your Knee Pain?
By Sara Butler
Your knees do a lot for you. They take a lot of stress and strain each day to help you get where you're going. That's why, when you have knee pain, you tend to notice it -- and intense knee pain can be debilitating. If you're experiencing knee pain, then it may not be the result of one injury but the result of bad daily habits. At The Joint Chiropractic, the chiropractors know a thing or two about knee pain and its causes. Here are a few of the bad habits that may be behind the knee pain you're experiencing.
Poor posture doesn't simply impact your back, it can have a detrimental impact on your entire body. If you tend to stand in a position where you lock your knees or you slouch with your stomach and head pushed forward, then it can cause knee pain. That's why the chiropractors at The Joint suggest that you hold your head up high, distribute your weight evenly over both legs when standing, and keep your knees soft, not locked.
Unhealthy Body Weight
An unhealthy body weight can also be a huge source of knee pain. Even adding just a few pounds to your frame each year puts pressure on your knees and one pound of extra weight puts three extra pounds of pressure on your knees. That's why unhealthy body weight is so closely associated with knee pain as well as a higher incidence of osteoarthritis in the knees.
The good news is that by working with your chiropractor to understand the impact of a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can reduce your risk of knee pain.
Poor Shoe Choices
Your shoes may look cool, but are they throwing your body out of balance and causing pain in your knees? Maybe! Choosing the right shoes for your day is very important, especially when it comes to supporting your knees and reducing the risk of pain and injury. Save your fancy shoes for very special occasions and opt for shoes that offer shock absorption and proper support. Also, make sure to buy the right type of shoe for the activity you plan to participate in. Walking requires walking shoes, running requires running shoes, and cross training requires cross-trainers.
If you're dealing with knee pain, then come into The Joint Chiropractor today for a consultation. The chiropractors can help you to get to the bottom of what's causing your knee pain and get you on the road to wellness.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.