The simple answer is this. Your recent activities have exceeded the load tolerance of what your knees can handle. In other words your knees and the environment around them aren’t strong enough to handle the load you are putting through them.
We know there are several factors and it’s not just one thing;
- Sleep and Diet can affect the pain you experience in your knees.
- Physical loading – how much you do – can affect the pain in your knees.
- Your weight can affect the pain in your knees. Some studies have shown weight loss can reduce pain by up to 50%.
- The strength and robustness of your knees also plays a huge roll.
I know you want one simple answer, but the truth is, anyone who gives you that is lying. We need to consider all the factors above. The simplest place to start however is a guided and graded knee strengthening program.
When we strengthen your knees we increase their ability, and their buffer to handle the load you put through them throughout the day. This makes them much less likely to experience pain. In fact, we have seen huge research out of Denmark that 12 weeks of exercise, reduces both pain and symptom progression. This is known as the G: LAD program and is guided and graded exercises for 12 weeks.