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Pain in Back of Knee After Sitting

It’s exhausting when your knees hurt after a run, but it’s even more frustrating when your knees hurt after just sitting down. Many people are at their computers for several hours a day at work and are dealing with back and knee pain as a result. If you are having trouble with knee pain after sitting there are several diagnoses and remedies available to you, including NYS physical therapy telehealth with First Health PT

Reasons for Knee Pain After Sitting

While not all knee injuries are serious, they can be if not treated properly. Most pains in the back of your knee after sitting can be treated with NYS physical therapy telehealth. Here are some of the more common diagnoses for knee pain:

  • Chondromalacia (Runners Knee)
    • Cartilage beneath the kneecap begins to soften, causing the kneecap to irritate or damage the area it moves in. 
  • Arthritis
    • Arthritis affects the whole body and has many symptoms, with joint pain being the strongest. If you think you may have arthritis, speak to a doctor before seeking other remedies. 
  • Sitting for Long Periods
    • Sitting for several hours a day can lead to soreness and pain throughout the body. 
  • Sitting in Painful Positions
    • Certain positions can pinch nerves and lead to pain. 

Tips to Avoid Knee Pain After Sitting

While knee pain can be the result of several conditions, it can also be the result of how you sit. Here are some tips to help you keep those knees from aching.

  1. Don’t sit for too long. Doctors suggest standing up and moving your body or stretching once every 30 to 60 minutes to avoid general discomfort.
  2. Make sure to sit in a position that doesn’t lead to numbness or tingling in your legs. Avoid any positions that have your legs pinched around one another.
  3. Seek NYS Physical therapy telehealth. Physical therapy can help teach you the proper ways to treat your body and alleviate pain. 
  4. Sit in a chair that provides proper back support and doesn’t pinch any nerves in your legs.

Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

NYS physical therapy telehealth can help you speak with an expert fast and easily. At First Health PT we offer an assortment of treatments to help you alleviate pain and get back to what you need to be doing. Learn more on our website.