Knees Are Hurting!

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 25, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    As of late my knees have been hurting, not in a way that they're damaged but I guess over-worked and maybe not stretched enough. Anyone have some advice on how to prevent this from turning into some sort of an injury and relieve the pain?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 25, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    Have him lay on the bed instead of stand up.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 25, 2012 9:14 AM GMT
    If it is a grinding pain it could be a Folic Acid deficiency. Just take one or two tablets and it'll disappear if it is. I was in so much pain i had to crawl up and down the stairs then it dawned on me what i was deficient in. I was 30 at the time. They're about $10. a bottle. i only take them when i need them. For anything else google knee pain alternative remedies or something like that......good luck
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 25, 2012 9:39 AM GMT
    I hate when that happens. As a Waiter working for 11 hours straight on a Sunday is painful. My knees, feets, and legs would hurt really bad after only getting 10-15 minutes break only. Running tables is quite a lot of work. icon_sad.gif I hope you get better resting or something. It works for me after a long nap. ^^
  • ryno

    Posts: 105

    Oct 26, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    It could depend on what activities or exercises you're doing and the overall mechanics you're doing them with.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 26, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    ryno saidIt could depend on what activities or exercises you're doing and the overall mechanics you're doing them with.


    You're implying he's on his knees a lot aren't you
  • ryno

    Posts: 105

    Oct 27, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    ryno saidIt could depend on what activities or exercises you're doing and the overall mechanics you're doing them with.


    You're implying he's on his knees a lot aren't you



    I don't know, am I?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 27, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    1. Get some gel insoles for your shoes. You'll be amazed the difference they can make.

    2. If you're running, stay the hell off of concrete.
  • ASHDOD

    Posts: 1057

    Oct 27, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    DOCTOR! GO TO ONE , TWO,THREE WESTERN MEDICIN DOCTORS icon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 27, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    Elusium said1. Get some gel insoles for your shoes. You'll be amazed the difference they can make.

    2. If you're running, stay the hell off of concrete.


    The only place I can run is around my neighborhood which is all concrete icon_neutral.gif

    I'll try to not work them that hard I guess? Not sure how else to respond to the other posts icon_confused.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 27, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    Well.. "if you wanna kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel!
  • ryno

    Posts: 105

    Oct 28, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    OneSongGlory said
    Elusium said1. Get some gel insoles for your shoes. You'll be amazed the difference they can make.

    2. If you're running, stay the hell off of concrete.


    The only place I can run is around my neighborhood which is all concrete icon_neutral.gif

    I'll try to not work them that hard I guess? Not sure how else to respond to the other posts icon_confused.gif



    Sorry, I know I wasn't too specific in my post, but it's hard to describe in short writing. Next time you see you doctor ask him/her about it and see if they know of or could refer you to a sports certified therapist or athletic trainer. Often time it's weakness/loss of flexibility in the hips that can cause knee pain. But I would only be assuming.
    Light to moderate cycling might be a good alternative to running; if it improves after a few weeks of doing that it was most likely just overuse.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 28, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    jogging on concrete is gunna hurt the joints for sure, run on grass if possible

    but i agree with above, my brother tore ligaments a few times in his leg and eventually wore the catalidge away,
    so i assume much worse than yours cos he couldnt walk,
    (and also one time his gf fell on his leg one time hahaha awh not funny but i cant not laugh)
    anyway he has fake cartalige now and he cycles and it really strengthened his leg back to normal,
    cos he cant jog either
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 28, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Yeah I was thinking of taking up cycling instead of jogging/running, but I didn't know whether I'd have to increase the time I do it for or the intensity to make the cycling give the same results as the jogging/cycling.
  • runnermtl

    Posts: 129

    Oct 28, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    OneSongGlory saidYeah I was thinking of taking up cycling instead of jogging/running, but I didn't know whether I'd have to increase the time I do it for or the intensity to make the cycling give the same results as the jogging/cycling.


    Are you an experienced runner or are you just starting out? Knee joint pain is not uncommon while your body becomes accustomed to the new stress. I don't think running on concrete/pavement is in itself a huge problem, but make sure you invest in a proper pair of special running shoes. Don't over-do running and make sure you do other kinds of knee exercises (lunges, squats etc). You can also buy a knee supporter.

    The pain will pass.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 28, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    You don't have to do that on your knees....there are plenty of other ways icon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 28, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidHave him lay on the bed instead of stand up.


    Well played.
  • FRE0

    Posts: 4862

    Oct 28, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    OneSongGlory said
    Elusium said1. Get some gel insoles for your shoes. You'll be amazed the difference they can make.

    2. If you're running, stay the hell off of concrete.


    The only place I can run is around my neighborhood which is all concrete icon_neutral.gif

    I'll try to not work them that hard I guess? Not sure how else to respond to the other posts icon_confused.gif


    The concrete should not be a problem if you have good running shoes. Although it's true that concrete is harder than asphalt, both are so much harder than compliant running shoes that it should not make much difference. Running on grass would be better provided that the grass is well manicured so that you don't experience jolts on uneven parts.

    Exactly how much running are you doing? If you are running long distances every day, running on alternate days and cutting your distance down to perhaps three miles per run could lead to recovery after which you may be able to increase your distance.

    If any of your running is on very uneven surfaces, that could cause the problem.

    Poor running shoes could also contribute to the problem.

    Are you doing any other leg exercises, such as heavy squats or leg extensions? That, combined with running, could be causing the problem.

    It may be that something you did damaged your knees and you were not immediately aware of it.

    You may have to lay off for a while until you recover, than resume running gradually. Riding a bicycle may not aggravate the knee problem, in which case you may be able to ride a bicycle instead of running until you recover well enough to run. You can even do intervals on a bicycle. In fact, riding a bicycle may help, but all cases are different so it's impossible to say. Lap swimming could help you stay fit while your knees recover.

    Walking may be beneficial to your knees.

    I believe strongly in experimentation. What works for one person does not necessarily work for someone else. Some people simply cannot run long distances without having knee problems regardless of what they do to avoid knee problems, but it's too soon for you to consider that possibility.

    My experience with doctors with that sort of thing has not been good. I've always recovered from such problems, but not by following medical advice. Doctors often want to do a large number of tests which produce confusing results which are not helpful.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 28, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    If it's general wear-n-tear, try one or all of the following:


    EXERCISES:

    1. There should be a long foam roller at your gym. Youtube "foam roller exercises knees", this is the best for releasing tension in the joint around the knees. Instant-feel better. Do this every time you're at the gym.

    2. Stop doing leg exercises where your feet aren't planted on the ground (leg raises, etc.)

    3. Youtube "exercises for knee pain"... You'll find hundreds of videos and ideas for home exercises for immediate relief.


    SUPPLEMENTS


    1. Glucosamine with MSM and chondritin.

    2. (someone mentioned) Curcumin

    3. FISH OIL (THIS WILL HELP THE MOST)


  • RaggedyMan

    Posts: 7185

    Oct 28, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    Maybe your just sore from the beastly workouts you do. Calm down, bro