The Importance of Slowing Down & Knee Pain

I just got done reading an article by John Collis, Ph.D. in a small town newspaper in North Eastern Ohio called “Mimi.”

Anyhow, the essence of the article Dr. Collis was writing about was regarding how important it is for the tendons and ligaments in the knees that an athlete properly slow down after running.

Dr. Collis states: “Consider an automobile collision. This is clearly an extreme example of ineffective deceleration. Believe it or not, the case of the automobile is similar to what is occurring within the bodies of most athletes. Instead of utilizing the involved muscles to properly slow down, these athletes are relying on their joints and tendons to decelerate. Not only does this method provide an inability to properly stop and reaccelerate, the trauma inflicted on the joints, ligaments, and tendons may eventually lead to injury. It is not a surprise that ACL knee injuries are at an all time high and that females have a 600% greater chance to tear their ACL.”

I do also believe this also applies to those that are not athletes as well and the same type of injuries are able to happen to those people who do not have the strength and flexibility in the tendons and ligaments in their knees thus resulting in knee pain.

Strengthening the knees and even more specifically strengthening the tendons and ligaments in and around the knees is not so straight forward.

Knee ExercisesMuscles fatigue after 7 seconds then you are strictly working with the tendons and ligaments.  So it is important to do an exercise for more than 7 seconds to begin to strengthen the tendons and ligaments surrounding the knees.  What is even more important is to understand is the fact that in order to do these exercises longer than 7 seconds we need to know how to breathe.

The combination of these two points is what really is going to build strong flexible tendons and ligaments in our knees that will make them resilient to injury.

Go ahead and leave your comments below.

Bill

(The Knee Pain Guru)

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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Salma
Salma
8 years ago

Hi Bill I have osteoarthritis in both of my knees diagnosed. I am doing pilates, spin cycling, body pump, yoga in one of the gyms. Nothing helping much as some of the poses in yoga or body balance are hurtful. I am thinking of SYNVISC ONE injection but not so sure as of the result. My surgeon advised operation as it is Bone to BONE STATUS NOW. Couldyou please advbise me some specific excercises to reduce pain. I found out pitates, cycling, and some of yoga poses to be of some help. I am also massaging myself with sesame oil+winter… Read more »

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  Salma

Salma – The book is not going to help you much at the point you are at now…We need to create comfort first in your knee to setup the conditions so you body is able to heal what is going on with your knees…Probably best if we had a conversation first to see the best game plan for you and your knees and what you would like to do…Go to the following link so we can set that up: https://www.thekneepainguru.com/appt/

Donna
Donna
8 years ago

Hello Mr. Bill, Here’s my question, about 6 years ago I developed pain in my right knee unexpectedly, the first doctor I went to said it was arthritis and suggested I loose some weight and I was given Ibuprofen. The pain didn’t go away but was bearable, some time later I began experiencing pain in my lower back whereby my sciatic nerve began acting up and there goes the knee – talk about pain, it was so bad that for my lower back I was put in traction, it went away, but the knee pain was still there. By this… Read more »

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  Donna

Donna – Yes I can help…Your situation is very common and my program has provided lots of relief for clients in similar situations…Let’s setup a time for a 25 min Knee Freedom Strategy Session…Click on the following link and fill out everything so we can get your body on the road to recovery…https://www.thekneepainguru.com/appt/ Talk soon, Bill

ramesh bafna
ramesh bafna
8 years ago

Is knee pain is heriditary ? i mean father to son, son to grand son .

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  ramesh bafna

Ramesh – As far as I know knee pain is NOT hereditary…However with that being said I believe you can pick up similar patterns from your parents which can lead to knee pain. Like the same diet, or physical activity that can lead you down the same road as your parents to knee pain. This is sort of a tricky question and a deep topic at the same time…Make sense?

Bill

kent
kent
8 years ago

hi bill i have been experiencing knee pain for a couple of years now. i notice it a lot when i do any activity like ice skating or running, it starts about half to three quarters up the back of my knee and goes right down to the bottom. like Rodney i also wear a knee brace and that has proven to be almost unhelpful.
thanks, kent

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  kent

Kent

Sounds like what you have been doing hasn’t been working…

Do you believe you are ready to try something that does?

rodney
rodney
8 years ago

I play alot of basketball and after finishing im always in pain. I started wearing a brace, but it dosent help. The pain is at the top of the knee cap. What can i do to strenghten it and stop the pain.

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  rodney

Rodney Thanks for the question…Braces tend to NOT work in addressing knee pain…I also don’t think that strengthening your knee will address the issue either…We need to look at relaxing the tension pattern in the knee in exactly the way it is creating pain…I would check out the videos in the Virtual Knee Pain Clinic under “The Stretching Lounge/Passive Stretching/Module 8 (Knee Caps)” and see how that helps what you’re dealing with…As that pain goes away, keep me posted as to where it “moves” to…BTW I would also watch the Intro video to Passive Stretching while you are at it…Bill

LORRAINE PRAIL
8 years ago

HELLO BILL IWOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THE EXERCISE BOOK . I WOULD LIKE THE PAPER BACK NOT THE E.BOOK TO DOWNLOAD I PREFER TO HAVE A BOOK. CAN I PURCHASE THIS . I HAVE TRIED EXERCISE FOR 8 YEAR i HAD AN OP FOR A MENISCUS TEAR I HAVE ARTHRITIS NOW AND MY KNEE IS ALWAYS SWOLLEN. I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY YOUR EXCERCISES CAN YOU HELP . LORRAINE PRAIL

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  LORRAINE PRAIL

Hi Lorraine

Here is the link to get very own copy of the ebook version of: “Stop Your Knee Pain Now!”

Thanks
Bill

loopy
loopy
8 years ago

Hi there, i am constantly getting pain in my knees when i exercise but never used to, what can I do to reduce the pain

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
8 years ago
Reply to  loopy

Hi Louise – Tell me more about the kind of pain you are feeling when you exercise? Bill

Dolly
Dolly
9 years ago

what are the excercises iam supposed to do to reduce my pain in the knees

Bill Parravano
Bill Parravano
9 years ago
Reply to  Dolly

Dolly – Thanks for your question. I am going to need more info on when your knees hurt and what you are doing when they are hurting in order to give you an answer that you would be able to benefit from…Bill