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Top 7 Knee Pain Relief Treatments

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General knee pain often comes from tightness in your leg muscles and the knee joint itself. Here a some easy ways to help with knee pain relief.

The first knee pain relief treatment is patella mobs or kneecap mobs. Since the patella is connected to the quad tendon and the patellar tendon, it’s important to keep it loose so it doesn’t put extra pressure on your knee joint.

The next two knee pain relief exercises are quad and hamstring sets. Isometric exercises are a great way to strengthen the muscles without irritating them. It’s also a great way to relax the muscles and prevent tightness and spasms.

Another great knee pain treatment is to use a knee support sleeve. The folks at Sleeve Stars sent me their knee support sleeve. The sleeve can really help with the compression component of the sleeve. It can help decrease swelling, increase circulation, and warm up the muscles to help prevent further injury.

The last three treatments are stretches for the calf/hamstrings, IT band, and quads. All these muscles and tendons cross the knee joint. So when they are tight, they can cause increased pain. Stretching them out consistently will help relieve the pain.

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Dr. Music 3s Wireless TENS Unit Demo & Review

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Top 7 MCL Sprain Treatments

There are many different MCL sprain grades. You can also have a complete MCL tear. These MCL stretches & exercises are for before surgery. If you’ve had surgery, follow the protocol given by your doctor or physical therapist.

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is located on the inner part, of your knee. It helps add stability and strength to the knee joint.

The first MCL sprain treatment is to start off by getting mobility in the knee joint. You can help flex and extend the knee with knee props and heel slides.

Next you want to strengthen not only the muscles around the knees, but also around the hip as well. Clamshells and a four way hip do a great job of strengthening these muscles.

Finally standing up, hamstring curls and balancing are great ways to strengthen and help stabilize the knee joint.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Relief for the Hands

Peripheral neuropathy in the hands is when there is damage to the peripheral nerves. This can also happen in your feet. These 7 treatments for peripheral neuropathy in your hands should help with pain relief.

Peripheral neuropathy often causes weakness, numbness, and pain. Stretches and exercises can help by improving the circulation and signal to the area.

To start off, moving the joints in your fingers and your wrists will help loosen up the area and increase the circulation.

Then some wrist flexor and extensor stretches will help with any tightness in the wrist and arm area.

Next, you want to strengthen the hand and wrist area. Make sure you are doing flexion and extension exercises to help increase the blood flow and give feedback to your nerves.

Finally, ending with a prayer stretch is a great way to open up the carpal tunnel.

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Top 7 ACL Sprain Exercises & Stretches

An ACL sprain can have several different grades, and there is also a complete ACL tear. If you've had ACL surgery, follow the protocol given by your doctor or physical therapist.

These are my favorite ACL stretches and exercises for an ACL Sprain before surgery or if you decide not to have surgery.

To start off, you want to get the knee motion back. Heel slides, quad sets, knee props, and hamstring stretches can help you gain back motion that you might have lost with your injury. There are several other muscles around that knee that are also important to stretch, and you can find many other stretches on my channel.

Once you have mobilized and stretched the knee, you can work on strengthening the knee. A straight leg raise (SLR), terminal knee extension without and with a resistive band, and a balance progression series are great ways to get the strength and stability back in your knee.

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