Burning in Knee Causes:
The burning sensation in your knees is caused by the friction between the muscles and tendons. The pain is usually worse during or immediately after exercise.
You may experience this burning sensation when running, jumping, climbing stairs, walking up steps or any other activity requiring high-impact movements.
Causes of Burning in Knee Pain:
The most common cause of burning in knee pain is repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI occurs when one muscle or tendon becomes overstretched and injured due to repeated use.
The pain often worsens with each repetition and can become unbearable if not treated promptly. There are several ways to prevent this type of injury from occurring.
1) Avoid activities that place excessive stress on the affected area.
For example, avoid running, jumping, climbing stairs or any other activity that requires high impact movement. If you must engage in these types of activities, do so only under supervision and with proper instruction.
2) When performing certain exercises such as squats or leg presses, bend forward slightly at the waist to minimize the risk of injury.
If you are experiencing pain when performing this type of exercise, it is best to consult a health care professional.
3) Try using heat before engaging in activities that may place undue stress on the knees.
However, apply heat after activity as overheating can also lead to skin irritation and other adverse effects.
4) Try using ice or cold therapy after participating in activities that may place undue stress on the knees.
This helps reduce swelling and pain.
5) Use proper form when lifting weights or doing exercises that place a strain on the knees.
If you are unsure of proper form, consult a personal trainer or health care professional for advice.
6) Avoid placing stress on the knees when climbing stairs by keeping the hips level with the top of the stairs as you climb up and down.
7) Proper footwear is extremely important for protecting the knees from unnecessary strain and injury.
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