When pain strikes, you’ll do almost anything to make it go away. And while pain medication can help, that solution only offers temporary relief. That’s not good enough if you’re dealing with chronic pain in your joints including your knees. Instead, you’ll find better and lasting relief when you start doing something that can target the pain at its source and deal with the tendons, muscles, and ligaments that all meet at your knee joint.
Knee pain is particularly challenging to deal with as part of your ordinary life. Because your knees are essential joints that help you get from point A to point B, you lose mobility if you become unable to use them due to pain.
Unfortunately, knee pain is one of those things that are pervasive across American society. And the Centers for Disease Control has the statistics to prove it. According to the CDC, about one in two Americans will have arthritis in their knees by the age of 85. That means that if you don’t have knee pain, you probably have someone in your family with it. Or maybe you know someone at work caring for their mother or father with severe knee pain.
This stretch is something that can help. And once you learn how it works, you should share this tip with anyone who needs relief in their knee joints.
The video, which is included at the bottom, shows you exactly how to do it. But just to make sure that you get all the details, we’re going to write them out clearly for you. That means you can just print this article and share it with friends and family as well.
First, grab a dish towel or a face towel.
Fold the towel in half width-wise. Then take a seat on a chair that offers you steady support. You’ll want a surface where you can rest your foot. You need to lift it up so you can access your knee joint with the towel.
Now stick the folded towel behind your knee. Push it up into the back of the joint as far as it will go. Make sure not to cause yourself any pain. There should be no pain during this stretch. But there will be a sensation.
With the towel in place behind your knee joint, bend your leg, so your foot is planted near you on the chair or couch.
Finally, wrap your hands around your shin near your knee. Then give your leg a gentle hug. Pull your knee toward your chest as much as possible and is comfortable. Feel the sensation and breathe. It is very important to breathe throughout the stretch. You can even imagine your breath going into your knee joint and filling it up.
The reason this stretch works is because it helps open the joint up. The space keeps the joint feeling fresh and relieves some pain. When you perform this stretch regularly, you can help have a healthy knee for the rest of your life.
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