What to Do with a Client with Knee Pain?

What to Do with a Client with Knee Pain

Pain is one of the most common ailments that patients face. It’s often difficult for practitioners not to be personally affected by the patients they see. The human body is complex, and as a practitioner, you’ll realize numerous issues can arise and cause pain. Knee pain is one such issue. These articles will help you handle a client with knee pain, whether they’re a new patient, a returning one, or a client who needs a different approach to managing their pain.

What Causes Knee Pain?

The knee is one of the most used joints in the body and is also one of the most vulnerable to injury. There are various causes of knee pain. The most common among them is a patellofemoral syndrome (or pain in the knee joint).

  • Overuse- Overuse is the most common cause of knee pain. This happens when the knee joint or surrounding muscles are overworked and stressed beyond what they can handle. This can occur when people run too much, do too much stair climbing, or engage in other activities that put too much stress on their knees.
  • Arthritis- Arthritis is a degenerative disease that causes the cartilage in the knee joint to wear away. As the cartilage wears away, this causes the bones in the knee joint to rub against each other, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling in the knee.
  • Injury- The knee joint is susceptible to injury as it is positioned between the two bones in the lower leg, the tibia and the fibula, and the two bones in the upper portion, the femur and the patella. When these bones collide, the knee can be injured, causing pain.


You may feel a bit worried when a client comes to see you with knee pain. Knee pain can result from several issues, and you want to ensure you’re not missing anything. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help your client get back to good health. Several different issues can cause knee pain. When unsure where to start diagnosing or treating the pain’s source, you can turn to your fitness trainer for help. A fitness trainer will be able to assist you in working through the different options and their corresponding risks and benefits. In addition, working with a fitness trainer can also help you differentiate between minor and more severe issues.

Knee Pain Problem

The phrase “pain in the knee” might seem cliché, but it’s not an exaggeration. For most people, it’s a fact of life. Knee pain is one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor. Every orthopedic practitioner has dealt with a patient with knee pain at some point. It’s a common problem, and many different things can be causing it. Knock pain is usually relatively minor and can be quickly resolved with simple, conservative measures. However, there are also times when knee pain can be more severe and needs a more thorough evaluation. If you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware that there are different types of knee pain and what you should do if you encounter a patient with knee pain. The challenge is handling it with a client with knee pain. 

If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you’re already aware that you will need to handle this with tact. You’re already aware that knee pain is not something to take lightly, and with that in mind, here’s what you can do with a client with knee pain.

Here is another interview from Orange County.

In Orange County, I was at a fitness conference.

The funny thing is you can hear all the planes overhead from the local airport.

In the interview, I am chatting with Rochelle Grievance.

Rochelle is prominent in knee pain.

It is so great to run into another person that focuses on injuries.

I know one of the significant injuries I get is knee injuries and I know a fair bit about knee pain and injuries but I always look for new tips and tricks. I love hearing what others specializing in injuries say and what is unique in the research. Last week, I reviewed a research article on exercise and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Check it out here.

In the video, she talks about crucial tips to remember when training a client with knee pain.

What to Do If you Have a Client with Knee Pain?

Click Here to Hear the Interview on What to Do About a Client with Knee Pain

In the interview, Rochelle goes through:

  • what not to do with a knee pain
  • what to start with for clients with knee pain
  • should you stretch a client with knee pain?
  • focus on the area that is tight with knee pain client
  • should you focus on the knee or hip exercises?
  • what you should not focus on
  • what her secret weapon is

The interview with Rochelle is short but she says a lot. The part that I liked was the secret weapon she used for knee pain. I agree with her. It is one of my secret weapons as well.

After the interview, Rochelle and I were chatting.

We had never met or chatted, but a lot of what we do is focus on addressing muscle imbalances.

So much of what I do and she does it much more than corrective exercise.

To address muscle imbalances, there is so much more you need to do than corrective exercise.

If you would like another post on the knee, check this one out on Squatting and A.C.L. Injuries.

Rick Kaselj, MS

P.S. – I got a gift for you very soon and I will send it out very soon.

P.S.S. – WoW, this was the first day I have done three blog posts in one day. I had a delicious smoothie and I think that is what I did.

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