If you’re living with bad knees, that are painful or achy, then it is very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with your age”, it is a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it will just go away on its own.
You can’t quite put your finger on why you’re feeling pain in your knees – but it does not seem to be getting any better!
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. The simple fact is that knee pain is one of the most common problems that we see in our clinics.
And when it comes to living with this knee pain, everybody we see wants to know the answers to these simple questions:
“Why is This Happening to Me?”…
“Why am I still suffering after months of the same knee pain?”
Most people think that when they get knee pain, it will eventually “ease off” and go away on its own. Or that they will wake up one morning and this elusive knee pain will have magically disappeared… knee pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you are still living with the discomfort of knee pain. And it is often even worse than it was when it first came on.
Does This Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see frequently in our clinic relates to when people go to their doctor, and the well-meaning doctor tells them to “rest”, “try these pain meds” and/or “come back in 6 weeks if it’s not better”. And then 6 weeks go by, but they end up going back to the same doctor again because it has not got any better. The only thing is this… they often give you ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills, and maybe a knee support. We can do better than this!
Has This Ever Happened To You?
Maybe you are confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have to rest because you’ve been told walking makes knee pain worse, or that you should be doing ‘this exercise’ and ‘that exercise’ to make it better.
It can very confusing to know exactly what to do first when you have so many options. And when face with uncertainty of what will work, you will do what most people do… Which is do nothing! And that’s just to avoid making your knee pain worse!
And because of this confusion, people tend to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their knee pain. This happens because they fear making the wrong decision (perhaps again). And what is even worse is that many people just end up just accepting it as “part of life”. It is not normal and does not have to be that way.
Is This How You Feel Too?