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Knee Pain

Therapeutic Yoga for Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common issue for people in the senior years of their lives. It can occur due to a number of reasons like injury, being overweight, wrong exercises, etc. Yoga asanas for Knee pain can help prevent such instances and even if you do have knee pain, it can treat and prevent it successfully. Let’s have a look at some of the yoga forms we have in our program for this problem.

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What is Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common medical condition that affects many people around the world. It occurs due to the degeneration of cartilage.  With today’s busy lifestyle knee pain is very much common in many people irrespective of age, gender, and profession. your knee is one of the most complex joints in the body and could be easily injured.

The knee is constituted by a framework of four ligaments, four bones, two menisci, cartilage, and a lot of tendons. Knee pain can occur due to many reasons. Many cases of knee pain can be solved easily at home with knee pain yoga treatments, but in some severe cases, surgery may be required.

Therapeutic treatment of Iyengar yoga can cure chronic knee pain within some days with the help of some very effective Iyengar yoga for knee pain.

Causes and Symptoms of Knee Pain

Causes:

Knee pain can be caused by many factors, there are a lot of reasons which can develop knee pain which can range from acute knee pain to chronic knee pain. Some common causes of knee pain are:

  1. Increased Activity – excessive physical activity creates stress and pressure on the knees, and this daily wear and tear of the kneecap cause pain in the knees.
  2. Falls – Falling on ground level or from a height causes injuries to the knee which results in knee pain.
  3. Injuries – Injuries from sports, accidents,s or any routine activity.
  4. Iliotibial band syndrome
  5. Dislocated Kneecap – It is caused by either an accident or normal wear and tear of the kneecap.
  6. Loose body
  7. Hip or Foot Pain – Bones and muscles of the hip and foot are interconnected with each other and any harm to one of these has a negative effect on the other.
  8. Osteoarthritis – Arthritis of the leg is highly responsible for the extreme knee pain faced by many people around the world.
  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Arthritis in the joints of the legs which creates a burning sensation in the body is also one of the major causes of knee pain.
  10. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – This syndrome in which a person feels pain in the area between the femur and patella is present in many athletes and sportspersons around the world. It also targets young adults and people with arthritis.

Some risk factors associated with knee pain are:

  1. Certain Sports – Sports that demand more physical activity such as basketball, baseball, rugby, hockey, etc, possess more risk for knee injuries.
  2. Excess Weight – Excess weight increases stress and pressure on the knees which makes them more prone to pain and injuries.
  3. Lack of muscle flexibility or strength
  4. Previous knee injury.

Symptoms:

People with knee pain shows many signs and symptom of the medical condition which can be easily noticed. Some common signs and symptoms associated with knee pain are:

  1. Redness and warmth to the touch
  2. Weakness or instability
  3. Swelling and stiffness
  4. Inability to fully straighten the knee
  5. Popping or crunching noises

Preventions for Knee Pain:

  1. Check your weight regularly, and maintain it as per medical standards. Having more weight than the body should have can be painful to joints, especially the knees.
  2. Wear good quality and comfortable footwear for walking, exercising or playing a sport. It can give good support to movements and avoids chances of injuries.
  3. Don’t exclude physical activities from your schedule. It’s important for the body to stay healthy, and any exercise or sports routine helps in it.
  4. Get a good warm-up before you play or start any exercises. It will help your muscles and joints in performing well.
  5. If you had a knee injury in past, it is better to consider having physical therapy. A therapist would help you in better movement and exercise the area around the knees.
  6. Get trained by a professional yoga expert, who will tell you what all to practice for knee pain treatment with yoga.
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Can yoga help with knee pain?

By Understanding the exact cause of knee pain, learning yoga sequences, and practicing yoga daily can help with knee pain. Therapeutic Yoga can correct the alignment of your knee along with treating knee pain as therapeutic iyengar yoga includes the use of supports to ease the practice for better effect.

Which yoga is best for knee pain?

Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga is best for knee pain. As pain restricts the yoga practice. But with props (supports), difficult asanas like Parsvakonasana, Uttanasana, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Supta Padangusthasana can be practiced easily and will relieve knee pain more effectively than regular yoga.

Does yoga cause knee problems?

Yoga is known to relieve knee pain, but it can cause knee problems too, only if done incorrectly. As some asanas are difficult to perform, if one practices these asanas without guidance and support, this can cause injury and pain. In such situations, Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga comes into place which lets anyone practice any asana with ease using supports. But Therapeutic Yoga also needs expert help.

What yoga poses to avoid for bad knees?

There are a lot of poses like Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Utthita Bhekasana, Baddha Konasana, etc. need to be avoided without support in case of bad knees. But these asanas are very much effective if practiced using props or supports in the Therapeutic Iyengar Yoga way. Seek expert guidance to practice therapeutic yoga for bad knees and get effective relief.

Is it possible to strengthen knees with yoga and get rid of knee pain?

Yes, yoga strengthens knee muscles and relieves knee pain. Various yoga asanas like Uttanasana, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Supta Padangusthasana, Parsvakonasana, etc. helps in strengthening the knees. In case of knee pain, practicing these asanas using supports also relieves knee pain.

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