Recovery Round Up: Managing Hip and Knee Pain

As we grow older, hip and knee pain can become more regular. This is due to the wearing down of cartilage in the end of the bones, which cause pain when moving of the joints. Over long periods of time, bone rubbing against bone can lead to a serious injury.

Exercising while your joints are in pain may seem like a terrible idea, it can actually help. We use the term “motion is lotion”: or rather, movement can be an excellent healer. With guidance from your physician, light exercise can help relieve pain. Be sure to start slowly and work with light-intensity exercise. Great examples are strength training, aerobics, or swimming.

Weight loss can also assist in keeping your bones and joints strong, even after pain occurs. Excess weight can place a strain on your bones, increasing the amount of stress. Stick to clean eating, a reduction in processed foods and refined sugars, as well as exercising regularly. Even a slight drop in weight gives your body great relief.

To keep your bones and joints strong throughout your lifespan, keep your doctors well informed. Whether you have an immediate concern or simply want to learn more about keeping your body healthy, physicians want to be with you every step of the way. They’ll help create a plan with you to manage your hip and knee pain.

Give the specialists at The Bone and Joint Center a call today to start managing your bone and joint pain. We want you to stay up and active, and that starts with listening to your body.