Knee or joint pain and my methods to overcome injuries.
Knee and joint pain plaguing you? Find out my methods for getting rid of certain knee or joint pain in this episode of Fitness Q&A. I approach the problem from 4 main points: exercise, pharmaceuticals, diet and nutritional supplements.
In the video above, I discuss the methods I personally use to overcome certain injuries or/and pains that occur in my joints.
Before I begin, I want to say that I am not a medical professional! Whatever problem you have, you should consult a specialist doctor! The things I present are for educational and informational purposes only, and are used by me personally. These are not medical indications!
Hard training, although effective, sooner or later leads to some type of injury. Regardless of the cause, whether it is a muscle or joint injury, the important thing is to know what to do and how to overcome such problems. The purpose of this video and article is to help by sharing the methods I personally use when it comes to knee or joint pain.
1️⃣ Exercise selection and replacement.
The first thing is to find out what caused the injury. Is it a case of a wrong execution of a lower body exercise or is it an overload through too high a load? Whatever the cause, exercises that cause discomfort should be eliminated altogether. Example here would be: if the classic barbell squats create problems, then try performing a variation of them. Examples would be: chest squats, sumo squats, or front squats. If these also create problems you should avoid genuflections altogether. Another option would be to focus on straightening or/and use fitness equipment in parallel. If none of the above helps, stop training your lower body for 2-3 weeks.
2️⃣Folosirea pharmaceuticals and anti-inflammatory creams/gel
I’m not a fan of using anti-inflammatories, but there are times when they help. I usually avoid anything Ibuprofen-based, just as I avoid antibiotics. These medicines are meant to be used only in extreme cases, not for any minor pain or problem.
I use Lemesil (the active substance is nimesulide) as medication. Locally, I apply the following gels 2-3 times a day: Diclac (or any gel with diclofenac 5% or higher) + Sindolor
Most of the time, after 2-3 days of Lemesil the pain goes away. Be careful when using anti-inflammatories, follow the directions on the package insert! I’m staying on gels for 2-3 weeks.