Are You Doing These 4 Things to Make Your Knee Pain Worse?

Some people blame their knee pain on old age or that it just comes and goes on its own, but a lot of the time our own everyday habits add to the knee pain that we feel.  Perhaps your knee pain is being affected by these 4 habits…

1.) You and I were not designed to sit. It goes against every basic, fundamental rule of the ways we originally evolved as humans. When you sit at a desk, or in a chair with your knees bent underneath, you’re stretching ligaments, muscles and placing your knee in a position that is un-natural – and a position knees really aren’t built to be in for too long. Limit the amount of time you sit with your knees bent, and keep them out straight for as long as possible – and keep them moving too.

2.) Wearing shoes such as high heels or shoes that are too tight place additional stress on your knees. Instead, you should be wearing shoes with cushioning. Shoes with good cushioning can absorb the impact of your foot hitting the ground, preventing the shock from getting to your knees. Specialized inserts are perfect for offering more comfort and protection for your knees.

3.) A lot of people think that getting rest and not using your knee helps fight knee pain. However, the problem with too much rest is that it makes your joints tight and stiff. Try to do low-impact exercises that don’t put too much strain on your knees. You could go swimming, enjoy a light walk, do yoga, or go cycling. All these exercises are great for your fitness and your knees.

4.) Most importantly, ignoring the problem will not make it go away!! Please do not listen to your friends or even a doctor who tell you that nothing can be done, it’s your age, or you just have to accept it. Time alone does not heal wounds and if ignored pain will come back even worse, even if it does leave for a short while. Get a specialists opinion on what NATURAL healing options are best for your concerns.

Knee pain should not limit you from doing the things in life you enjoy!  Sometimes that knee pain is caused from your daily habits.  If knee pain does prevent you from living your life NOW, Sign Up for a FREE consultation to see how the Knee Pain Specialty Therapists at Physical Achievement Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin can help get you back to the life you enjoy! Or if you are still unsure if Physical Therapy is right for you – you can download our FREE Knee Pain report HERE.

About the Author

Eric Koehler

Eric Koehler - PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Certified Dry Needling


Dr. Eric Koehler has been working as a Physical Therapist for over 25 years in the Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Fox Valley area. He has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and has completed his Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2017. This level of clinic training is only attained by 1% of all Physical Therapists. Eric's mission is to provide non-surgical, non-drug approaches to help individuals overcome pain and weakness to help them get back to enjoying their life.