How to Reduce Walking-related Knee Pain

Sep 12, 2017 | Chronic Pain, Uses for Topicals

You need to heal. You need exercise to heal. Nothing big. Some simple walking would be good exercise. Oh, but it also hurts to walk. It really hurts. It hurts so bad you don’t want to walk, but you need to walk to regain your health. It’s a vicious cycle.

Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid pain and still complete the amount of exercise your body needs to heal? Maybe you’ve tried anti-inflammatories or other pain killers. Or better yet, you might try topical cannabis body butters. Better to have pain relief without the worry of drug interactions.

Either way, there is no ignoring the fact that you need the exercise to regain your long term health. Here are four really good ideas to consider when adding walking to your recovery.

Take a lesson from a tortoise

Slow and steady wins this race. You want to build up tolerance for walking by doing a little bit every day. Starting off with a brisk one hour walk is a good way to cause more damage instead of the healing you’re looking for. Try a light 10 minute walk if that’s all you can handle. Then increase your walk by 10 minutes when you feel healthy enough for the increase. Before too long that 1 hour brisk walk will be pain free.

Get some muscle on those legs

The science is pretty simple here. The muscles in your leg help take the strain off of your knee. Doing some daily stretching and strength building exercises will help build up those muscles, supporting the knee, and getting you out of pain.

Take care of yourself

When you’re finished with your exercise, you can use natural pain reduction techniques to reduce the amount of time you’re in pain. Gentle massage and warm and cold compresses can all help reduce the inflammation. Sweet Releaf body butter is a great natural way to get rid of aches and pains quickly.

You can dramatically reduce your daily leg pain by following these three simple techniques. Yes, you are healing and while you do that, you will be in some discomfort. That short-term discomfort is a normal part of the process, but you don’t have to stay in it for too long. Do what your doctor and physical therapist tell you to do, and listen to your body, and apply Sweet Releaf as needed for pain. Before you know it, those short, uncomfortable walks will turn into long, rejuvenating walks!

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