Exercise: How You Can Stay Active Even In Your 50s And 60s

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Quick question: Are there ever any annoying ‘small pains’ in your knees when you’re running or walking?…If not, that’s great! But even so, experiencing even a slight soreness in your knees is something to keep aware of when exercising regularly, and I’ll tell you why…

Many clients come to me with their knees bothering them, but they do not know why…

Most disregard the soreness as the ‘normal’ age related aches and pains, and typically just ignore it and “walk it off,” because it just didn’t hurt that badly.

But the truth is, age doesn’t actually come into it! Any of us can experience an ache in our knees at any time if we’re not careful. Typically, a simple visit to the right person, a trained physical therapist, who looks for imbalances and the causes of pain, can go a long way to help you avoiding long term discomfort and possible damage to your knees.

A few exercises, some soft tissue work (specific massages) with some stretching and possibly even a time or two of knee taping, can get you back into full activities before you know it. SO there is no need to put up with pain as ’normal’ and something you have to deal with the rest of your life!

Many of us suffer from nagging aches and pains – From sedentary individuals to pro athletes, and yet we continue to go running outside, use the treadmill at the gym and go for long walks at the weekend.

Often we might have imbalances that we don’t even feel, and without looking after the body, these can soon creep up on us and turn into an injury that stops us from doing the things we enjoy the most for a number of weeks!

I usually tell clients I see this, to look at any ache and pain, as your bodies warning signal, telling you to act fast before something goes wrong.

So what can you do about it?…

Of course you have the option to carry on as you are and do nothing about it, or try one of those knee supports that might ease the soreness for a while, but won’t really take the pain away and prevent any injuries…

Or you could choose to speak to a PT and get some solid advice, and discover ways to injury proof your knees so you can run pain-free for years to come knowing your knees are safe!

And don’t worry, there’s plenty of simple things that you can do to injury proof your body even from the comfort of your very own home.

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For more tips on how to injury proof your body like this, and to prevent yourself from getting injured (again and again) Click HERE — where you can download a free knee report with simple solutions to minimize your aches and pains.

OR you can take advantage of our 30 minute FREE Discovery visit, where you meet with a physical therapist who will review you issue, do some testing and tell you what you can do to avoid further issues – Click HERE to request a 30 minute FREE Discovery Visit today.

Dean Volk PT, MPT
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