If you're suffering with sudden pain in one of your knees it's often the result of overusing the knee or an injury. Fortunately, for most of us, we don't need to see our doctor or physiotherapist.
Sadly, knee pain is more common as we age, while those people who carry extra weight or play high-risk sports also have a greater risk of damaging their knees. Those sports which involve turning, sudden stopping or twisting motions, such as football, netball and skiing, can increase your risk of knee injuries.This is because your knee joint is especially vulnerable to damage, injury and pain since it takes the full weight of your body along with any extra force when you run or jump.
So what can you do to help keep healthy, pain-free knees?
Physiotherapists advise that exercise is one of the best things you can do to have pain-free knees! This is because exercise helps to maintain range of motion and strengthen the muscles that support them. Studies reveal that even small increases in the strength of the quadriceps, the muscles that run along the front of your thigh, can reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis to help reduce knee pain. In fact, exercise can be useful for other types of arthritis, too, since it strengthens those leg muscles which support the knee joint.
Further, regular exercise can assist to reduce your risk of knee injury while, if you require knee surgery, improved overall fitness improves your recovery.
However, we all know how hard it is to exercise when we are suffering with pain, joint stiffness and muscle ache! Orthopedic doctors advise that compression joint supports are an effective and safe treatment choice to care and protect sore knees from injury, damage and maintain correct joint alignment to help reduce general wear and tear.
Thermomedic far infrared knee supports offer soothing warmth and effective support so you can get back into your busy and active lifestyle!
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