Simple Ways Strengthen and Treat Bad Knees
July 12th, 2019 by Synergy Admin
Due to injury or many years of wear and tear, knees are prone to significant discomfort during certain exercises. At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ we want each of our patients to be able to live an active and fit lifestyle without chronic pain getting in the way. That’s why we’re covering ways to strengthen and treat different parts of your knee.
Exercises to strengthen weak knees
Before any exercise, you should always warm up your body to avoid muscle strain or injury. The following is a list of activities that are high-impact and could make your knee issues worse. Make sure to take the process slowly and methodically to avoid further injury.
- Stationary Bike (do not overextend leg while peddling)
- Leg raises (no weight)
- Leg Lifts (no weight)
- Hamstring curls
- Wall squatting
- Band workouts
- Leg press (no weight)
Never push yourself to the point of sharp pain or discomfort. It’s normal to have some soreness after exercises, but you should stop immediately if you experience any shooting pain.
Exercises to Avoid
If your knees aren’t in top shape, you should make sure to avoid high-impact exercises that can inflame muscle tissue and worsen pain symptoms. The following is a list of activities to avoid if your knees aren’t in good health.
- • Squats
- • Quick pivots
- • Soccer
- • Basketball
- • Skiing
- • Volleyball
- • Running
Exercising on hard surfaces can also be strenuous on the knees. So, if you are participating in high-intensity activity that involves knee movement, it’s better to do so on sand or grass.
Knee Conditions That Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ Can Effectively Treat
At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we are focused on providing effective injury prevention in addition to recovery treatment. Our Synergy Release Therapy is a multifaceted process designed to identify the root of your pain and then create a therapeutic solution to remedy the problem. Between our certified Synergy physicians, massage therapists and rehabilitation specialists, patients receive the best quality care at our facility.
For first time knee injuries we offer an array of techniques that are designed to help you heal faster and build up a defense against future damage. Seeking immediate treatment is crucial to a full recovery. If you wait too long, your body can build up scar tissue and make it more difficult to heal. Fortunately, Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ is equipped to handle long-term injuries with our specialized procedures. The following is a list of various knee conditions that we can successfully treat.
- Osgood-schlatter disease
- Muscle strains/tears
- Patellar tendon injuries
- Chondromalacia patella
- Patella tracking syndrome
- Post-surgical knee recovery
- Medial, lateral, or posterial knee pain
- Cartilage/meniscus injuries
If you have any questions about your knee injury or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call us at 404.352.8900. Don’t forget to follow Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about maintaining your peak health and wellness.