Your Master Blueprint for Silencing Clicking Knees
If you’ve experienced “clicking” or “popping” sounds in the knees, you’ve likely asked yourself, “Is there something wrong with me?”. While this may not seem like a normal or safe sensation, you’d be shocked at how common it is. People experience this daily and it has very little to do with pain or tissue damage. Heck, these noises may even suggest that you have balanced, healthy joints!
What becomes a problem, however, is when we grow fearful of these sounds and sensations, purposefully avoiding activities to prevent them. Not only will this do nothing to help the sounds go away, but you may be doing more damage to your tissues as you avoid perfectly natural movement patterns that are there to strengthen and maintain healthy joints.
To help you navigate this, I want to introduce several movements you can do to increase joint lubrication, stability, and strength. While these may not eliminate the infamous sounds and sensations, you can rest assured that your knee health will be in a good place. Whether you’re a senior with brittle knees or an athlete have creaking joints, this post will provide you with the practical tools and hope to overcome any hurdle that this stubborn joint may throw your way.
Without further ado, here’s the guide you need to maximize your knee health!
Five Essential Exercises for Building Resilient Knees
As we get started, please know that this is targeted toward apparently healthy individuals who are battling with minor knee pain. If you’re struggling with a major injury, please talk to a trusted health provider before following any of the advice below. This also goes for those with chronic conditions that may have complications during unsupervised physical activity.
A great place to begin is by addressing the noisy, cracking (or popping) sensation you feel at the knees. Firstly, nitrogen entering/leaving the joint may cause a popping or cracking sound. This is completely normal and should not cause you any major concern. This sound may even be coming from tendons sliding over surrounding tissues. Again, this is a natural occurrence that should…