If you are getting older, then you might want to read about how to prevent knee pain. Since none of us are getting any younger, I guess everyone should read this; our knees are just getting older like the rest of our parts. Here are a few tips to help you avoid knee pain.
Keep Your Legs Strong: Those big thigh muscles really do support the knee when you’re walking, lifting, climbing and squatting. A simple but effective exercise is simply doing a short-arc knee extension while your knee is supported on a pillow; ankle weights are optional.
Be Kind to Your Knees: The days of old when you could pound the pavement are gone. Now, as you are getting older, there is less cushioning in your knees. Runners might need to switch to biking or swimming. Tennis players might need to switch to playing doubles or find a different more knee-friendly sport.
Wear Good Shoes: Time and time again, someone complaining of knee pain is wearing flip-flops, a shoe that is in the Hall of Sham...
Knee pain is the most common problem facing people who run more than 10 miles per week. Most of these problems happen in the anterior (front) part of the knee, around and under the kneecap. Each year, up to 65% of all distance runners will have to stop running or seek medical care due to anterior knee pain. Since there are about 32 million regular distance runners in North America, that translates to roughly 21 million people. Knowing which runners are at risk for knee pain is the first step toward prevention. To help with this, the authors recruited runners at local races and in running magazines. Two groups were formed. Seventy non-injured runners were selected for the control group, and 99 injured runners were selected for the injury group. All the runners completed detailed questionnaires about their running experience, training routines, running terrain, shoes, and injury history. Researchers used medical and video technology to measure each runner's legs, feet, strength, stride, ...
Definition The tibia is the larger of two long bones in the lower leg (between the knee and ankle). It is sometimes called the shin bone. See also: Long bones Information
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