Do & Don't must know! If you don't want premature knee osteoarthritis

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28 Feb 2023
Do & Don't must know! If you don't want premature knee osteoarthritis

      Nowadays, young people tend to take care of their body weight and exercise more, especially running and cycling that have become very popular. But there is a problem that some people exercise and feel knee pain because the knee muscles are not strong enough. Here is things to do and not to do if you don't want to be. 'Osteoarthritis of the knee' prematurely

What should be done to prevent premature osteoarthritis of the knee?

  • Weight Loss: Controlling your own weight to a standard level. Reduces weight bearing on the knees.
  • Exercise knee muscles: exercising the muscles around the knee to be strong will help in carrying weight.
  • Exercise by running: Running does not have a negative effect on the knee joints as many people misunderstand, but for those who are very overweight, should start with brisk walking to lose weight and strengthen the knee muscles.
  • Control the symptoms of gout or rheumatoid arthritis: because these diseases cause cartilage, skin, joints to deteriorate faster than usual. Therefore, such diseases should be controlled and cured.

Things not to do to prevent premature osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Lifting or carrying heavy things: causes more pressure on the knee joint area. Should use capital equipment or assistive devices.
  • Squatting, sitting on the toilet, sitting in a low chair, sitting on the floor, sitting cross-legged, praying, crouching: sitting in such a manner, the knees are often pressed and bent for a long time.
  • Contact sports such as football, basketball, rugby, boxing: The impact that occurs in the knee joint can cause a tear in the cartilage or ligaments within it.
  • Avoid foods that are high in sodium, high in fat, high in sugar and alcohol, causing the knee to lose elasticity and also stimulate inflammation.

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