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How To Heal Pain In Back Of Knee

 It can be a real nuisance to have knee pain, making it difficult to walk around, exercise or even do the simplest movements. Fortunately, in this article, we will go over a few simple steps you can take to learn how to heal back pain in the back of your knee and get you back on your feet! In this blog, well look at some of the best strategies for healing pain in the back of your knee, so you can get back to your regular activities as soon as possible, and enjoying your life to the max! Let’s get started.

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What Causes Pain In The Back Of Your Leg Behind Your Knee?

First off, what causes pain in the back of your leg behind your knee to start? This is usually caused by tightness, and inflammation in the back of the knee due to damage to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments around the knee joint. Common causes of posterior knee pain include overuse injuries, like tendonitis(inflammation of the tendons), bursitis(inflammation of the joint bursa), as well as osteo arthritis, injury related trauma, or even a pinched nerve. You might be wondering though, how long does it take to heal once injured? 

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How Long Does It Take For The Back Of Your Knee To Heal?

It totally depends on the severity of your injury. If youve suffered a minor strain or sprain, you may find that it takes only a few days for your knee to heal, but if you had a more serious injury, such as a tear or fracture, it may end up taking several weeks or even months before your knee is fully healed and you’re ship shape to start enjoying your activities and life to the max again. Massage Therapy can be a great option to accelerate your healing process and gain mobility back. If it’s a more serious injury, its important to rest your body and avoid activities that could aggravate your injury.

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How Long Does a Pulled Muscle Behind The Knee Take To Heal?

If you pulled a muscle, as in, potentially torn some of the ligaments or tendons, the good news is that most pulled muscles can be healed in no time with a little rest and a little bit of tender love and care. It‘s important to take it easy and not push yourself too hard during your recovery, and maybe even getting a massage to accelerate your recovery process. Try to stay off your knee for a few days until you start to feel better, and if the pain persists or worsens, you may seek medical attention. With rest and proper care, most pulled muscles will start to heal in a few weeks.

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What Does a Torn Ligament Behind The Knee Feel Like?

If youve ever experienced a torn ligament you know that it can be an incredibly excruciating experience to have. A torn ligament behind the knee can cause a sharp, piercing pain that can range from mild to severe. You may also feel a popping sensation when it happens followed by pain and discomfort. If you think youve torn a ligament behind the knee, you definitely should seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent further damage. You may end up in a cast, or a bandage and need to apply pressure using a knee brace or compression sleeve. Rest and massage therapy are the most common treatments for a torn ligament behind the knee to rehabilitate your knee back to health. Taking a break from activities can also help to reduce discomfort and inflammation in your knee as well.

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Is Walking Good For Back Knee Pain?

Walking can be a great way to ease back and knee pain as long as it’s not aggravating to the injury. It‘s a low impact exercise that can help strengthen muscles weak muscles, heal the hips and knees as well as increases blood flow, which will also help to further reduce pain and stiffness associated with knee pain. And since it‘s one of the easiest forms of exercise, and requires no equipment, it can be done anywhere, pretty much any time. Plus, it‘s free! It’s worth a shot to try and see if it will help your knee, chances are it might, but if it doesn’t see your massage therapist.

Should I Massage The Back of My Knees?

When it comes to massaging the back of your knees, it really just depends on if there is any heat or inflammation. If you touch the area, and there is local heat, you may want to avoid applying any direct pressure to further injure the area.  If you are able to massage the area without aggravating your symptoms, it may be extremely beneficial to massage the hamstrings, calves and even the shin muscles along the front of your low leg. These low impact ways of massaging up and down the line from your injury can alleviate pain, reduce discomfort and improve your knee pain.

 

Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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