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New Health Concepts, 2106 N. Ridge Road, Elyria Ohio 44035 (440) 324-2637 & (440) 277-6743 Fax people of all ages. Knee pain can be caused by an injury such as rupture ligament or torn cartilage but also by medical conditions such as arthritis, gout & infections. Knee pain can be referred pain or related to the knee joint. knee & knee joint. The knee joint consists of an articulation between four bones such as: the femur, tibia, fibula & patella. The knee has four sections which are the medial & lateral tibiofemoral, the patellofemoral & the which can increase you risk of knee problems: pain may vary depending on the cause of the (a) Age – Certain types of knee problems are more common in young people, for example: Osgood-Schlatter & patellar tendinitis.
Osteoarthritis & gout tend to affect older (b) Sex – Teenage girls are more likely to ™ Locking or inability to straighten the experience ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) greater risk of Osgood-Schlatter & patellar c) Excess weight – When you are overweight sharp twists & turns & potential for falls, or obese that increases the stress on your basketball’s jumps & the repeat pounding knee joints, even during ordinary activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Plus, increases the chances to get osteoarthritis. Previous injury – Having a previous knee (d) Mechanical problems – Certain structural injury makes it more likely that you injure abnormalities such as one leg shorter than the other, misaligned knees & flat feet. (e) Lack of muscle flexibility or strength – Tight or weak muscles offer less support for your knee because they don’t absorb the (f) Certain sports – Alpine skiing with its ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs that surround the knee joint, bones & cartilage.
Some of the more common knee injuries are: ™ Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury that play basketball or downhill skiing.
knee alignment & stability. This compression bandage should be tight enough to support the (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve & knee without interfering with circulation. others) help ease knee pain. Some people find relief rubbing their knees with oilments or liniments containing such ingredients as injury, elevating your knee can help reducing capsaicin, lidocaine or a numbing ingredient. swelling. Use pillows to prop your leg or sit in activities reduces repetitive strain on the knee, gives the injury time to heal and helps prevent tendons that surround the joint can help with Ice – Ice reduces pain & inflammation.
Physical therapy – Physical therapist use Although ice therapy is safe & effective, don’t different techniques to increase strength, use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time regain mobility & help patients to their pre- because of the risk to damage your nerves & accumulation in damaged tissues & maintains difficult but if you follow these suggestions exercises & suffered from osteoarthritis you may be able to prevent injuries & joint ™ Keep extra pounds off – Maintaining a & low impact activities few days a week ™ Glucosamine & Synergy – These two relieving osteoarthritis knee pain & joint ™ Get strong, stay agile – Weak muscles are the leading cause of knee injuries.
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