Knee pain when bending

Eliminating knee pain when bending can be a simple straight forward fix if you follow 2 steps first and answer these 5 following questions…

In assessing knee pain when bending there are a couple of steps that need to be taken to insure we know how to deal with your knee. This of course is assuming that you are going to look at a natural holistic approach to addressing the pain that you’re experiencing.

The first thing that needs to happen is getting a diagnosis from a great orthopedic doctor to rule out anything that may be mechanically wrong in the knee like a meniscus tear or a torn ligament. The second is having an MRI to make sure you have total clarity in what you’re dealing with in your knee.

Once the results from the MRI come back and you get a green light from your doctor that nothing is broken or torn, you’re now ready to go and deal with this situation yourself.

At this point, now your know the only reason you feel knee pain when bending is because of the tiny little nerves in your knee the width of an eyelash, being squeezed sending a signal to your brain that you have knee pain.

Now we must look a little more closely at the tension pattern that is causing your knee pain when bending.

Ask yourself these following questions:

  • Does your knee hurt when you have pressure on the leg?
  • Does your knee hurt when you bend your leg just sitting in a chair?
  • Do you feel knee pain when bending pushing off of your leg?
  • Do you feel knee pain when bending while you step forward with your leg?
  • Do you feel knee pain when bending and twisting? (Think like dancing, playing tennis or throwing a ball to first base)

The answer to each of these questions gives a distinctly different picture as to the type of tension pattern in the knee, the leg and the body.

Your body is made up of muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments that function just like a series of pulleys and levers in your body (aka tensigrity structure or biotensigrity). If your body tenses up to protect itself from pain or injury it moves the leverage point of this pulley and lever system in your body slightly off center. On an MRI everything is going to look “normal” however to you and your knee it’s going to feel stiff, tight, swollen, uncomfortable or you have knee pain when bending.

Your answers to the questions above is going to give us a clear picture as to the direction we need to work with the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments to get them back lined up so your knee doesn’t bother you anymore. The cool part of lining everything back up is you’re going to know it immediately because your knee is going to begin to feel more comfortable and the knee pain when bending is going to begin to decrease.

Keeping up with this process and focusing on comfort over time continues to line up your body in a way that makes the pain disappear because pain can’t exist when your knee is comfortable.

the knee pain guru
the knee pain guru

Bill is “The Knee Pain Guru” and The Best in the World at Eliminating Knee Pain without Drugs, Shots or Surgery.”

He has over 26 years of martial art and body work experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.

Bill’s believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing and the bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know yet how the body can heal itself. 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 your years.”

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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Knee pain when bending

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Hello, Thanks for information on the blog. My knee hurts when I bend it. Like when I pull my heel towards my butt makes me feel the pain the most. The pain is accompanied by a noticeable resistance from the joint. I also have the pain while walking/running. The pain is on the left knee on the right side, or the side facing the other knee. I have had this for a month now (after a “squat every day program” for about a month). I wrap it all day long, and this makes it feel better, but it doesn’t eliminate… Read more »


Sir my knee hurts I’m not really sure what happened I mean every time I bend my knee it hurts and I can’t bend it all the way my other knee I can bend all the way but I can’t bend the other without it hurting what do I do to help it get better


Hey there, Guru:

My left – and right, to a much lesser extent – leg becomes extremely tight as I bend my knee (i.e. squatting, trying to get down on my knees, etc.) and pain starts to set in around my knee, lower quad and upper calf area. I tried running on it two days ago, and it won’t hurt as much when I’m going uphill or on a level plane, but when I’m going downhill, pain shoots through both legs, particularly around my knees.


I don’t know what happened to my knee but whenever i squat down or just bend my knee it starts to hurt. It’s been going on for about 2-3 months.


I haven’t talked to my doctor yet. But I think something is wrong with my knee.


I had a calcaneus fracture and was in plaster for one and a half month now my knee is paining when i bend it…is my knee injured or is it because of stiffness?

Charles Dokes Jr

Hello my name is Charles about six years ago I was playing basketball and I went up for a rebound and I heard a gunshot like sound. When I came back down my right knee swelled up instantly. I did go to the doctor and he could find nothing wrong we my knee.. I knew that there was still a problem because it was hard to extend but it didn’t hurt when I bent it back. I begin to do my own rehab with split squats placing my right foot on a step, and I even did step ups. I… Read more »

Hamish tait

I had an injury whilst playing football and 3 weeks later it still hurts a lot putting weight on my left knee and bending it. What do I do to fix it ?

Hamish tait

They said that it was just swollen because I had done to much exercise and that’s what’s causing pain but its been a while and hasn’t really gotten any better

william milton

please give me your honest opinion this is the report I got from the diagnostic radiologists ; Right Knee , there is a marked narrowing with subchondral sclerosis and marginal osteophytic lipping at the medial compartment consistent with underlying osteoarthritis. Ther is a similarly osteoarthritic change related to patellofemoral joint with subchondral sclerosis and marginal spurring. Relative preservation of the lateral compartment of the knee. No further regional skeletal pathology. Conclusion ; Advanced osteoarthritic change of the medial compartment of the right knee. I have been told ONLY a knee replacement will correct. I train 5 times a week cardio… Read more »


Surgery on Tear in my knee. Been six months since I’ve had the surgery I’m still in crazy mount a pain. Not stand on my leg. We can’t walk more than half a block. I say pain I’m running pain crying pain. The doctor said it’s normal. I find it hard to believe I’m in more pain after surgery than I was before. Any suggestions

Gill walls

I had knee replacement 1year ago it never felt good. Then water formed in my knee dr. Took it out but it came back. After Mir and nuclear X-rays of knee on left. He took X-ray of my lower back then tells me that it is my lower back that is my trouble with my knee?


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satnam singh

Sir my name is satnam and I live india (new delhi ). Sir i got car accident before a month. The place i got accident the doctor put steaches on my knee without cleaning the knee. After 3-4days igit fever when i went to the doctor he told me that my knee got infected and need to do surgery to clean the infection. On 13 Aug my surgery has been done and after 12days on 25 august my steaches has been removed. After that doctor told me to physiotherapy because my knee is not bending . Now 10 has been… Read more »

satnam singh

No not yet sir.. tell how will I get over it… my knee is totally stiff only bending 20 degrees. Help out from this sir.

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