Knee Pain With Exercise SURPRISING CAUSE and HOW TO FIX IT
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Let's talk today about knee pain. If you've been lifting for any length of time,likely you've had some sort of knee pain or might have knee pain in the future if you'renot doing the right things. Guys, knee pain can debilitate your leg workouts.I know. I've suffered from it, and I know what it can do to your legs when you're tryingto squat and especially squat heavy. So, what I want to do today is first of allcover a couple of the reasons what might be causing your knee pain
because that's going to be important to understandthe difference, and then show you one that I think is really common especially for guysthat train and lift weights. So, if we look here, we've got our boy Raymond,and we've got our skeleton, so what you'll see is that in the knee we've got a lot ofdifferent sources of pain. Now you guys have probably heard about ACLpain and MCL pain and LCL, right. Well we're talking about tears really because those are ligaments that get injuredsports most often. The ACL and PCL are inside the knee.
The LCL and MCL are going to be on the insideand outside of the knee, and basically, that's just one source of injury but we've also gotosteoarthritic changes that can happen where you actually get degenerative changeson the bone, the bone on bone area, or on the underside of the patella here that grindsup against the femur. We could talk about that in a second. We alsohave meniscus issues. Guys talk about that. It's the cushion between the two bones here,the tibia and the femur, that gives us that space between the jointthat can wear down or tear. But I find that the most common injury that we get when wetrain,
our inflammatory conditions from overuse ofthe patellar tendon. So, the patellar tendon, this is what you're seeing right here,ok. And what it does is, it runs over the patella,here it holds it in place, and you can get inflammation of this a lot of times causingpatellofemoral issues, we've heard that before, and it impacts thetracking of the patella when your knee goes into flexion extension. So, as we flex the knee and extend the knee,you want normal mechanics of the patella so you get this glide.
And it glides right in this groove right here.You can see that it's supposed to glide right in this groove. But what will happen is, it starts to getout of position. Well, guess whaté This isn't a knee issue. I've talked about this before,this is not a knee issue. The knee is a train, and this is its track.Here, and here. So guess what happens when the track gets twistedé The knee in the train goes flying off thetrack. So, when you start looking and focusing all your efforts on the knee pain and tryingto, you know, cure the patellofemoral issues,
or try to cure your patellar tendonitis, andyou're not paying any attention to the track, you're way off track. So, what you want to do is, you want to startlooking for the source and the cause of your knee pain because most often, 99 percent ofthe time, the source of that is going to be somewhereelse. And when we look at this, it's either going to be the track at the bottom, whichis going to be controlled by your ankle and foot, or, the track at the top which is going tobe caused by, or controlled by the muscles
Reduce Joint Pain Inflammation Naturally
Hey guys, I'm Axe. I want to talk aboutall natural ways to reduce pain and inflammation in your body. I'll tell you, there are fourmain ways that I've found over the years in my own body that I've noticed that hey, whenI do these things I've noticed that my joints feel better. I'm a runner, I'm a triathlete,so oftentimes when I'm doing a lot of the running on the pavement, I can feel some painin my joints. But when I do these things nutritionally, I can notice a difference. So if you are strugglingwith arthritis, or fibromyalgia, or any type of joint pain, these are things that may beable to help you. Number one thing you should consider addingin to your diet if you are trying to naturally
get rid of pain are proteolytic enzymes. Andenzymes like proteolytic enzymes are found in certain types of fruits and vegetables.Bromelain is found in the core of a pineapple. Bromelain naturally reduces inflammation.In fact, a recent study has proven that athletes who have injuries to their ACL or sprainedankles, when they were consuming proteolytic enzymes like bromelain, it actually reducedtheir recovery time by 50%. A huge difference, especially if you're an athlete, or have anytype of injury. Proteolytic enzymes like bromelain and papain. Here's my favorite, by far my favorite proteolyticenzyme supplements. It's called Wobenzym.
Wobenzym is incredible, you can find it onDrAxe , or go to any health food store, they'll have this product as well. But again,Wobenzym has proteolytic enzymes that are great for naturally reducing inflammation. Aside from proteolytic enzymes, number two,is herbs. There are certain types of herbs that naturally reduce inflammation. Numberone is turmeric. And turmeric is one of the main ingredients in curry. And what's in turmericis called curcumin. It's been shown to be a natural antiinflammatory. So doing someturmeric daily, also ginger and boswellia are other types of antiinflammatory herbs.But specifically, turmeric and ginger. You
know, a lot of times I'll do a shot of ginger.Ginger juice, or I'll throw some ginger in some sort of Asian cooking dish that I'm makingthat day. Or just throw audio cut 00:02:13 smoothie. But again there are a lot of waysto get ginger. But again ginger is also a natural antiinflammatory. So turmeric andginger, two great ways to naturally reduce inflammation. Number three, essential fatty acids, especiallyomega3 fats. If you naturally want to reduce inflammation and be pain free, get more omega3fats in your diet. And from a dietary standpoint, eating wildcaught salmon, and mackerel, andother fatty fish, is one of your best options.
Also getting some omega3 fats from grassfedbeef and pastureraised dairy is great. Along with flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts.So flax seeds, chia, seeds, and walnuts, along with grainfed and grassfed dairy and wildcaughtfish, great sources of omega3 fats that can help naturally with joint pain. And number four, getting more potassium andelectrolytes into your diet. Listen to this principle, sodium brings water and nutrientsinto your cell, potassium flushes waste water and toxins out of your cell. Americans consume10x too much sodium and only onetenth of potassium. What does this doé It causes yourcells to swell up and hold on to water. If
you've ever noticed you have joint swellingand tissue swelling, well that's because you have too much sodium and not enough potassium.As you start to consume foods or do cleanses higher in potassium, your body can flush andget rid of even things like cellulite and the extra fluid in your joints. And what I recommend for that is doing a cleanseor drinking a beverage called SueroViv by Garden of Life or Beyond Organic. It's calledcultured whey. Cultured whey has been used for over 2000 years to speed up the healingprocess. People like Hippocrates actually used this as a healing beverage long, longago. So cultured whey is high in potassium.