If you've been training in the gym for years, squatting, playing basketball, jumping on crates, or just running, chances is you'll eventually have knee pain.
And yes, that's completely normal. The knee is one of the most commonly used joints in the body. It is used whenever you get up from your chair, crouch down to pick up something from the floor, to run, to jump or even to take a step. And that means it can take a while to get older.
If you are in your twenties, you may be able to get away with shaky movements as your knees (and your whole body) recover quickly thanks to excellent blood supply to the joints and a variety of other factors. But at the age of 40, the blood supply for tendons and ligaments decreases, and these knees can no longer tolerate the same beating as before.
Regardless of age, knee pain and pain can occur here and there (and very often). Sometimes it is a chronic problem, sometimes it is sporadic. In both cases, this can severely limit your ability to complete a good workout. If you try to train through knee problems, the results can be even worse, which also affects other joints.
Your solution: Learn how to look after the health of your knees in the long term. Joint injuries are generally a major obstacle to any type of workout. So beat your knee pain; Do not let yourself be beaten
A Scientific Lesson
To understand how sensitive the knee is, you need to know how it works. It seems to be an unbelievably simple joint, as theoretically you can only bend your knee in one direction. But it actually contains several support systems that allow it to move. It's a synovial joint, which means it contains a capsule, cartilage, and fluid that allow your thighbone (the long bone in your thigh) and your tibia (the long bone in your lower leg) to move smoothly. Media and lateral meniscus also provide cushioning between the two bones for movement.
The kneecap sits at the front of the knee; Most people know this as a patella. This helps with the mechanics of the knee, allowing for easier stretching of the muscles and protecting the anterior joint. The articular cartilage covers all your bones and allows gentle movements. Four main ligaments keep the joint stable: your anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments as well as the medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments.
Each joint has its functions and limitations. The knee can only pivot forward and backward in the first place. While there is movement from one side to the other, this is due to an obvious vulnerability of the joints, not an ability. What we demand daily from our body will never change. Due to this alternating chain of joints, the adjacent joints are compromised if one does not properly possess his responsibilities. That means you need flexibility in your hips and ankles. If you do not have that, your knees will have to do extra work.
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A lot can go wrong with this joint. It's just a hinge, but it can shift in different ways depending on how we put pressure on it, which affects the stabilizing muscles that make it a strong hinge. The way we jump, land, squat and sit has a long-lasting effect on the health of our knees. This also applies to other joints like our ankles and hips.
In general, in everything you do, remember to stack your knee just above your ankle. Land there and think about it, if you also squat and fall out. It's not going to happen all the time (yes, it's okay if your knees buckle a bit forward), but in the long run, it will benefit your knees. These other tips will do the same.