View Full Version : Knee pain from walking?
12-29-2005, 12:29 PM
12-29-2005, 03:24 PM
Hi, Spirit :),
There are a ton of reasons why your knees may be causing discomfort. Did you have a previous injury?
Stiffness may mean you simply need to warm up (stretch) well before beginning. More importantly, stretch after your walk/workout. This is important on many levels, one being how you will feel and perform the next day.
Keep it up and go easy till you feel confident to increase your level, whether it be speed or time, and be sure to drink *plenty* of pure water to nourish your entire body.
You may also want to give your knees a little pampering by massaging them at night or taking a warm bath in epsom salts. :)
12-29-2005, 03:39 PM
Hey you Spirit!
most importantly, if it is increasingly becoming worse, consider having it looked at since you said you have had knee issues before.
Do you ge the same effect when walking in general around and about?
have you examined or had some examine how you are walking that may contribute to pressure or inccorect alignment.
I myself have never had knee problems but I am in therapy for neck and back and watch toerh patients who have knee problems..............
do you get sorness in your back or other pains in hips,taibone by touch or shoulder issues? tight ankles? do you feel like you lose balance when walking on treadmill?
Your quads are they tight or feeling like they are swelling?
So this walking you started--does this mean you haven't had an exercise program for awhile and what is the duration?
Ar eyou wearing proper shoes? how fast are you walking?
Typically the popping noise in the knee has to do with ACL as my buddy works with ORTHO seurgons in the OR ..........for now, back off a little---we dont' want you more hurt if it should be serious.
Jaurequi gave you some great tips.......soaking epsom salts will help relax ,give circulation. IT's also very cleansing to the body.
12-29-2005, 06:19 PM
See you've been given great tips so far! So nice to meet up with others who enjoy the same things. Have you ever thought about seeing a chiropractor? Mine is awesome (and is a clinical nutritionist and homeopath to boot!) Your spinal column is central to your being. A misaligned spine can cause discomfort in places you wouldn't expect...But we're all connected through so many different pathways withing our bodies it's amazing to even fathom. Mine has helped me throughout my running career and has kept me injury free (PLEASE KNOCK LOUDLY ON WOOD FOR ME RIGHT NOW!!!)
Another idea is to sprinkle some turmeric onto your food/ in a blended salad...It is a great herb/spice for inflammation.....and definately water water water. I had so many different detox reactions this summer....headaches, FATIGUE, lead legs :p tummy issues/(not good when out in the middle of nowhere if you catch my drift :o and I do recall feeling soreness...but it was overall. Since you said you had injured your knees prior I would venture to guess it COULD be a detox reaction. I truly believe you "detox" through your biggest area of weakness. For me, it was the GI issues that were the worst. But then again I had been suffering from untreated IBS.....a problem that no longer exists after going "raw" in early August!
Also, are you walking too fast on your treadmill or at a steep incline? I feel a difference myself when I walk on my treadmill as opposed to running, but I walk at a steep incline....Good luck!
Happy Trails :D
12-30-2005, 11:40 AM
I am having knee problems for ages. In my case it's from running but I know it can be caused from all kind of things - from bad shoes too weight lifting or old ski injuries. I am part of fitness group and you can get lost of information so feel free to ask in here (http://www.discussfitness.com/forums/f64/knee-pain-35230.html) about your problem. I know this forum doesn't like links but this is really may be your answer.
P.S. - Try to change your shoes and see if there is any change.
06-03-2008, 10:17 AM
ice, ice and more ice. After you walk or any time your knees hurt, ice them for 15 minutes. Make sure you have cloth between your knee and the ice. Or you could ice-cup for 5 minutes.:)
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