HOW TO STOP KNEE PAIN FROM LEG WORKOUT
If you engage in leg workouts regularly, you must have injured your knee one way or the other during a training session.
Going heavy on squats tend to put more pressure on the quads, a little on the hamstring and a little glutes in order to improve legs but most at times going this heavy could do some damage to knee.
So as you keep reading, am going to show you how to keep going heavy on your squat and still maintain a strong healthy knee.
How to stop knee pain from leg workout.
As your knee are already injured this is what you can do to relieve them.
Stop indulging in any leg workout for the mean time
This is the first step you should take into consideration.
As your knee still pretty much hurts , avoiding squats for the mean time is a better resort, so as not to cause more injury and pains to the knee.
Knee pain or injuries takes time to heal which implies you have take some weeks off leg training. At least 3 weeks off should do depending on the level of the injury and other medication you’ve given it.
Ice the affected area
Iceing the affected area could help in reducing the knee pain.
When the pain gets so unbearable all you have to do is to get your ice pack and dab on side of your knee that hurts you so much.
When you’re done with iceing the affected area, you can also add to it by massaging the affect area with a balm and rub the affected area gently.
Massage does give a better relieve from the knee pain.
Keep repeating the three for about a week
Keep repeating the three tips above for about a week, when knee pain is still there you can go to a pharmacy store for a doctor there to prescribe you some medicine that will relieve you of the pains which the medicine shouldn’t have any side effects like it is on tramadol which is a pain reliever.
Also read the side effects of tramadol HERE
Take your time to fully recover.
Do take your medication, be off leg workouts and give your knee time to fully recover.
When your knee have fully recovered, here are the things you should do to avoid the knee pain or injury from occurring again.
Before your leg workouts, it is essential that you engage in some stretching routine to help loosen and warm up the muscles which really helps so you don’t get so sore a day after leg day.
Before you engage in your leg session, it is optimal that you do some warm up by going super light with the weight on the bar or you can just warm without any plate on the the bar.
Which ever you choose is ok but just know that warm ups are essential if you really don’t want knee pain or injury and sore legs a day after leg day.
Squating regularly will help your knee to get use to the heavy squats.
When you stop training your legs for some period of time you legs get use to the relaxation and when you start off again your legs are going to get really sore.
Also when you’ve not trained legs for a long period of time, i suggest that you go super light for that day.
Don’t go about trying to squat heavy like you did back then. You’re really going to injure your knee.
Wear knee wraps
Before your squat, its best you wear knee wraps to help protect your knee.
It contains an elastic material which assist the knee while squating.
The knee goes through so much pressure and heavy bending and without a knee knee wrap, you could get injured after your squat session. So you need a knee wrap to assist the knee so you don’t get injured after a squat session.
Eat enough protein
Protein is one of the important Marco you need in your diet.
Protein helps to repair worn out and sore tissues.
When you have enough protein sources in your diet, your sore muscles tend to recover fast.
Protein sources such as steak, chicken, eggs, diary, turkey, beans, soy milk etc..