If you are an active or athletic person and struggle with knee pain, the treatments available at Arrowhead Health Centers can give you the relief you deserve. We have advanced and innovative treatment options to fit your lifestyle, and would love to help you get back to the active, healthy lifestyle you love to live. With such a love of physical activity, many of our patients wonder if they are still able to exercise while going through knee treatment at Arrowhead. The answer definitely depends on your unique circumstances, and should be discussed with your doctor individually, but here is a little bit of information that might help.
If your knee pain is caused by OsteoArthritis, the right types of exercise could actually be good for you. Low-impact activities like water aerobics or moderate walking can be a good place to start. Keep in mind that hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt tend to be harder on your joints, so if you can use a treadmill or walk on the grass, do that instead.
The muscles surrounding your knee can also play a huge part in supporting pain and injury recovery. Stronger muscles help compensate for injured or weak joints, ligaments and tendons. Doing safe and proper stretches, leg raises and other muscle-building exercises might be helpful as you make your way through the healing process.
Again, the most important thing to remember is that your knee treatment and healing process is unique to you and should be discussed in detail with your doctor. Our exceptional team of providers will work with you to create a customized recovery plan that fits your lifestyle and gives you the proper combination of treatment, rest and activity to ensure full and complete recovery.
For more information on how we can help you get back to the active, full life you love, give us a call at 623-334-4000, option 9.