2 Effective Tips to Deal with a Knee Sprain

Ouch, you’ve just sprained your knee! It may not be a serious injury but it can be very painful. The most common symptoms of this are swelling and bruising. Here are two quick tips to get you off the knee pain fast.   

  1. Relaxation
    You must first protect and rest the knee to reduce pain and speed up healing. Stop or take a break from any activity that is causing the pain or soreness (don’t forget to put a small pillow under your knee to lessen the pain).

    Put ice over the swollen area, place a tubigrip compression bandage – which is a specially designed, elasticated bandage that provides firm and comfortable support for sprains, strains and weak joint.

    Then elevate to reduce swelling by making the excess fluid drain back into the body system. And you must make sure that the affected area is higher than the level of the heart.

  2. Recover
    When you feel that you are ready and able to get back on track, start to exercise and regain strength, gather movement and function of the knee. This will help you reduce the stress on your sore knee.

    Massage or rub the area to relieve the pain and encourage blood flow. However, do not rub the area if it hurts. To maintain flexibility, try doing a hamstring stretch or a knee-to-chest exercise.

    Avoid extensive exercises such as running, playing basketball, skiing, tennis until your knee is no longer swollen.

These are just some of the tips you can follow immediately. If you needed further assessment on the severity of the sprain, it is best to consult your physical. For more tips on how to deal with knee sprain, visit this page.

Bill Parravano (The Knee Pain Guru)

Bill Parravano is “The Knee Pain Guru” and has been called, “the best in the world at eliminating knee pain without drugs, shots or surgery.”

He brings over 26 years of martial art and bodywork experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.

Bill believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing, and bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know the body is capable of. Coupled with comfort, this combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a physical life fully mobile and self expressed.

“You can’t think your way out of pain. Pain is not rational and doesn’t care what you think. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than you are.”

His unique ability of identifying the blocks that keep people stuck in pain and skillfully removing them allows for lasting change, and a new reality for his clients…

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