Relieving Knee & Hip Pain Using Self-Acupressure


Hip or knee disorders are often particularly painful, since these joints support the weight of the upper body. If you stand on one foot, your body weight (minus the weight of the standing leg) would be resting on your hip and knee joints.

When you walk or run, the hip and knee have to absorb forces many times the weight of the body. These forces can be several hundred pounds.

When you add arthritis or fibromyalgia to the great deal of stress and wear on these joints, other surrounding muscle groups are often strained or contracted. This results in the additional issues of sciatica or back pain and discomfort.

You can help yourself relieve knee and hip pain. Both brisk walking and Self-Acupressure can help with these difficulties.

Brisk Walking

Certain exercises help to maintain the length of the muscles. This makes them more efficient and stronger than muscles that have been allowed to shorten. Brisk walking, while freely swinging your arms by your sides, is one of the best exercises for lengthening and strengthening the muscles of weight-bearing joints.

People with pain or soreness tend to walk slowly. But slow walking, even if done for longer periods of time than brisk walking, does not effectively exercise the muscles through their full range. And maximum force is not exerted on the muscles.

If you’re able to do brisk walking, it can be beneficial. You can combine walking with Acupressure for the greatest benefit.

However, If you can’t walk briskly, then focus on using the Self-Acupressure points.

Learn Self-Acupressure

The weakened muscles of a person with knee or hip pain, or from fibromyalgia or arthritis, can lead to decreased activity and mobility. Self-Acupressure methods can be extremely helpful for problems in the leg and pelvic areas.

Here are some pages that teach you Self-Acupressure points and how to use them, from the Pain Relief category of Self-Acupressure A to Z.

More Resources for Healing

You’ll find a wealth of wisdom and easy-to-use Self-Acupressure points and routines on this extensive website.

  • Self-Acupressure Pain & Stress Solution — Explore this online course and learn how to use Acupressure for relieving pain.
  • Acupressure Pain Relief book — This fully-illustrated guide is available both as a printed book and an eBook. It includes many exercises and routines for relieving pain in all areas of the body.
  • Relieving Pain — This page has a short video that teaches you how to use an important Self-Acupressure point for pain relief, which is one of the many benefits of Acupressure.
  • In the Pain Relief category of the Self-Acupressure A to Z section, you can browse the numerous titles that address many aspects of relieving pain.

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