Investigations have indicated that almost half of adults today will develop knee arthritis, in a Mimi’s of one knee by the time they reach 85 years of age. In obese persons the risk of development is much greater.
Taking a few measures now while you are younger can aide in protection of your knees when you become older and divert disabling issues.
According to Dr. William J. Bryan, orthopedic surgeon at Methodist Center for Sports Medicine in Houston, Texas, each time you walk and take a step three times your body weight is put on your knee. When running its is five times and jumping is seven times. If you are having recurrent knee pain you may have to alter your lifestyle.
To date greater than 30% of Americans are regarded as obese. They extra weight puts immense strain the knee joint.
A lot of persons do not know concerning weight loss 70% of it is diet and only 30% is exercise. You can not consume the same amount of food and do the same amount of exercise to get rid of the pounds. You have to alter your outlook about the refrigerator to achieve weight loss.
Cycling and swimming exercises and other low impact options will greatly protect your knees more so than running. Another important factor in keeping your knees healthy is strengthening core muscles such as abs and back.
Having a strong core allows for better positioning of your foot or knee on the ground to stop damage. This is accurate also for exercising or doing everyday things such as climbing down the stairs.
Orthotics are essential in preventive knee care also. Your shoes need to provide a firm base of balance when your foot goes on the ground, if not abnormal stress is placed on the knee. Dr. Byran states a lot of his patients with knee pain have seen great improvement after the purchase of orthotics or having shoes made that are especially made to fit their feet.
If you are experiencing knee pain which endures more than two weeks, Dr. Byran suggests you see a health practitioner because there is the possibility of something being wrong with the knee. Altering a few things in your life possibly can give you a good chance at preventing arthritis and or in the end result knee replacement.
Currently 40 million persons in the United States have arthritis and 245,000 have knee replacements. One three persons age 45 and older will experience knee pain. Knee pain can stem from injuries, torn cartilage, gout, arthritis and other medical conditions. There are choice available to help with your knee pain that do not consist of medications and may possibly be able to prevent surgery. Some of the alternatives are below.
Physical therapy for knee pain is used for treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of many other conditions which may occur. Therapies usually consist of icing and muscle toning exercises. Along with placing limits on certain activities such as jogging, dancing and sports like baseball. Also included are exercise equipment like rowing machines and stair steppers. Alternative exercise can include water aerobics and soft platform tread mill. Some exercise may include straight leg raises and quad stretch.
Other than the normal history and examination, most likely a postural analysis will be done along with x-rays. Among treatments done will be to restore correct balance of muscles, movement to the patella and other joints of the knee.
Studies have indicated that acupuncture can relieve certain types of knee pain. Specifically arthritis of the knee and joints. It also aids in reducing stiffness, pain and helps regain muscle strength.
Researchers for indicated that massage therapy is helpful for osteoarthritis in the knee. Massage therapy can possibly can improve joint flexibility and circulation.
Below are some local practitioners in or around Detroit area:
261 Mack Avenue
Ultimate Rehabilitation Service
18663 Livernois Avenue
Health First Chiropractic Clinic
333 East Jefferson Avenue Suite M298
A & L Chiropractic Center
24281 Middlebelt Road
15635 West 12 Mile Road Suite 110
Detroit Community Acupuncture
4100 Woodward Avenue
Massage For Your Health
2550 West Grand Boulevard
Sianna Muscles In Motion
323 Erskine Street