No matter if you're a professional athlete, active weekend warrior
or a happily laid-back sportsman or woman, when it comes to
exercise, understanding how to care for your joints to prevent long-
term damage can mean the difference between an active, fulfilling
lifestyle or long-term, reduced mobility.
We all know that exercise is one of the best things we can do to alleviate the pain
and functional limitations of knee and hip arthritis. Clinical studies confirm that
our pain levels ease while joint function improves during everyday activities such
as, climbing stairs, getting in and out of chairs and just walking around.
How Can Thermomedic Therapy GarmentsTM Help Me?
If you suffer from a sports injury, degenerative joint disease or want to improve
your athletic performance, Thermomedic Therapy GarmentsTM with far infrared
treatment can help, whether you're an elite athlete, weekend warrior or an active
If you've injured your knee, wrist, shoulder, ankle or back, Thermomedic
treatment joint supports and therapy clothes work together to protect and treat
your athletic injury or to help you enhance your performance with nonsurgical,
Keep Active To Prevent Joint Pain
Physiotherapists and orthopedic specialist tell us that the best way to keep our
joints healthy is to keep them moving! In fact, the more you move, the less joint
stiffness you'll endure as you age. So, whether you're reading, working, or
watching TV, get up frequently and change sitting positions often. It's important
to take breaks from your desk or your chair to stretch, maintain circulation,
reduce pressure points by moving around.
What Causes Joint Pain and Arthritis?
Poor joint alignment, overuse or injury can lead to the breakdown of cartilage on
the ends of your joints, causing the bones to rub together. Often, painful bony
growths or spurs form, leading to swelling, stiffness and osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, another
form of arthritis, is an autoimmune disease characterized by extreme
inflammation and pain.
Protect Your Body and Your Joints
This means it's important to know the best way to protect your joints from injury
and pain. Injury can cause permanent damage to your joints. So, protecting your
joints while you keep active is vital.
Physiotherapists advise you alway make it a habit to wear well-designed
protective gear such as, elbow and knee supports, when participating in high-risk
activities such as biking and skating. If your joints are already sore, it is
recommended you choose compressive joint supports when playing tennis,
basketball, squash or golf.
Maintain A Healthy Weight for Healthy Joints
Are you joints always hurting you? It may be that just losing a few kilos means
you'll ease the strain on your hips, knees, ankles and back. Extra kilos adds to
the load placed on your joints which increases the risk of cartilage breakdown
and long-term joint damage. In fact, did you know that for every kilo you lose,
you take four kilo of pressure off your knees?
Gently Warm-Up Before Exercise
Physiotherapists and arthritis specialist believe that regular, gentle stretching is
most important to keep your joints healthy and maintain mobility to reduce your
risk of joint damage. Try to stretch daily but at least three times a week. It's also
important that you don't stretch muscles when they're cold. It's best to lightly
warm up before stretching to help loosen your joints as well as the ligaments and
You Can Protect Your Joints With Good Posture
It's true! Stand and sit up straight for your health's sake! In fact, good posture
protects your joints all the way from your neck down to your knees. The easiest
way to improve your posture is by taking a brisk walk most days. In fact, the
faster you walk, the harder your muscles need to work in order to keep you
upright which means better posture and less joint pain.
Swimming can also relieve back pain and improve your posture by strengthening
your back muscles.
Be Careful Lifting and Carrying
It's so important to consider your joints when lifting and carrying heavy objects.
Try to carry bags over your arm rather than with your hands which means your
bigger muscles and joints are supporting the weight rather than stressing your
delicate finger and wrist joints, especially if you suffer with carpal tunnel
Rest And Treat Your Joint Injuries
Accidental trauma can cause cartilage breakdown leading to osteoarthritis. It's
recommended that if you injure a joint it's a good idea to see your doctor
immediately for advice about the best course of treatment for you. Also it's
important to try to avoid further damage.
While your injury is healing you may have to avoid activities that over-strain the
injured joint and wear Thermomedic compressive thermal brace to ease pain,
reduce inflammation and to stabilize it.
If you are living with arthritis, your doctor may recommend you avoid contact
sports and strenuous activities which cause high impact on your joints, such as
skiing to avoid further damage and pain. Walking, biking and low-impact aerobics
are good choices for people living with arthritis pain. To improve circulation and
relieve joint pain, physiotherapists recommend wearing compressive knee
supports to maintain correct joint alignment and provide structural support for
sore, arthritic knees. Getting your trusted health care professional to design a
functional exercise program for you can help to improve range of motion, build
strength for better muscular endurance which will help to protect your sore joints
from further injury.
Good Health and Well-being- It's Worth The Best!
When investing in your health and well-being with therapeutic health care
products, it is so important to choose items that will really deliver the results you
need, as comfortably, safely and effectively as possible. Good health is not
about market share - it’s about excellence of quality and value that you can trust.
Thermomedic guarantee it.
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obtained by contacting us.
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