Knee Stretch

Here’s a very gentle knee stretch, that you can do from home with a chair.

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Referred Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis in the hips, even the ankles, can present as knee pain.

It’s more common than you think. Massage can help to identify where the problem is.

Neuromuscular massage can help you maintain your range of motion and eliminate pain.

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Knee Pain

Without an obvious injury, knee pain is a sign that you’re experiencing some wear and tear on the cartilage that protects the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), and tibia (lower leg bone).

Stop listening to the old adage, “no pain, no gain.” If there’s pain, stop the activity that is causing it, until the pain is relieved.

Neuromuscular massage can help you maintain your range of motion and eliminate pain.

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Stretching Mistakes

We should be stretching to stay limber and flexible, but if we stretch in a way that overstresses muscles or tendons, we can cause strains or even sprains while stretching.
Not all injuries come as a result of a single, bad stretch, either. Repetitive stretching that’s improperly done can cause injury over time.
Ideally, we should not wait until an injury occurs to begin stretching to relieve the pain or regain mobility. We should stretch every day.
As we age, we begin to lose flexibility and range of motion, especially in the shoulders and low back, which can then lead to other mobility issues.
Fortunately, age-related loss of flexibility can be reversed with a daily stretching program.

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Knee Injuries are the Most Common Injury in Winter Sports

About one third of all skiing and snowboarding injuries involve the ligaments in the knee with the ACL being the most common ligament affected. Fortunately, improvements to boots and bindings are cutting down on the number of fractures, but any sudden twist while you’re in a binding can result in a knee ligament injury.

The best thing you can do to prevent knee injuries is to be cautious of sharp turns, to build up your quad muscles to handle the stress, and wear a knee brace while skiing or snowboarding.

Massage can greatly reduce the time to recovery in a knee injury, and can help you regain mobility quickly.
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Stretching and Flexibility Go Hand in Hand

Stretching before and after exercise, as well as on a regular basis during periods of inactivity will give you better posture, and fewer aches and pains.

Stretching increases blood flow and circulation to your muscles, but it also gives your brain a boost according to wellness experts, often leaving those who stretch feeling cheerier.

Periods of inactivity such as sitting are hard on your glutes and hip flexors, so standing up to stretch can keep them limber and less prone to injury when you do exercise.

You need a healthy, flexible back for nearly every type of activity, so giving your back a good stretch can prevent injury.

One of the best benefits of stretching is better balance. Especially for older people, stretching can bring your body back into balance which can help prevent falls.

If, after stretching, you are still feeling tight, sore, or your range of motion isn’t what it should be, come in for a good neuromuscular massage. Massage reduces pain and increases range of motion.

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