13 Jan How to Get Natural Knee Pain Relief Without Surgery
So you want knee pain relief without surgery. If you’ve learned anything by now, you won’t be surprised to hear, it all begins with posture correction.
You’ll find our recommended exercises for posture correction below. These are exercises that will help you get natural knee pain relief without surgery.
But keep in mind, even the best knee pain exercises work better when you have a complete understanding about where your pain originated. So let’s start there.
Why does my knee hurt?
Almost all knee problems are hip problems in disguise.
Our knees were designed to move in a single direction. When they start moving in an unnatural way, things get painful.
How did this happen?
Maybe your injury happened over time (a long-term repetition injury) or maybe there was a single event that knocked your bones out of alignment. Either way, you’ll fix your knee pain when you fix bad posture.
How do I fix it?
The simple answer?
You’ll get natural knee pain relief by bringing your knees back into natural alignment. And fixing knee alignment begins with the hips.
We have to restore the upright angle to our pelvis. That will restore the straightness of our legs and feet.
For a simple solution to knee pain, start with the Standing Quad Stretch. Do it as much as possible throughout the day.
Standing Quad Stretch
Focus on a fixed point about three feet in front of you for balance. Shift your weight to your left foot. Bend your right knee to lift your right foot up behind you. Catch the top of your right foot or ankle in your right hand.
Gently push your hips forward, standing upright.
Take three deep breaths, leaning a little deeper into the stretch with each exhale.
What’s the point?
Remember, we’re working on the hips to restore straightness to the knees. To do that, you want to loosen the muscles in the outer hip flexors (the quads).
Reducing the tension patterns in those muscles allows the pelvis to go upright.
Be sure you’re feeling the stretch on the front thigh of the bent leg.
How’s my form?
Keep the knees and toes in line. Use a chair or wall for balance if you’re feeling wobbly without support.