Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • GOOD NEWS! Arjun Rampal & Gabriella Demetriades Blessed With A Baby Boy
    • Happy Birthday Priyanka Chopra: Alia Bhatt & Anil Kapoor Have The Sweetest Wishes For Our Desi Girl
    • Mission Mangal Trailer Out: Goosebumps Assured
    • Nora Fatehi REACTS To Koena Mitra Calling 'Saki Saki' Remake A MESS!
    • Rajesh Khanna's Death Anniversary: Netizens Remember The First Superstar Of Bollywood
    • Akshay Kumar To Donate Rs 2 Crore Towards Relief Work In Assam, Kaziranga National Park
    • WAIT WHAT! Sidharth Malhotra Failed Class 9 Because Of This SHOCKING Reason
    • Dharmendra APOLOGIZES To Wife Hema Malini After Trolling Her: 'Humka Maafi De Diyo'
    • Salman Khan To Launch & Romance Mahesh Manjrekar's Daughter In Dabangg 3
    • Happy Birthday Priyanka Chopra: These Quotes Speak Volumes About Her Love For Nick Jonas!
    • Veteran Bengali Actor Swarup Dutta Passes Away Due To Cardiac Arrest In Kolkata
    • Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas Are Made For Each Other & These Pictures Are Proof!
    • REVEALED! This Is How Bhumi Pednekar Plans To Celebrate Her 30th Birthday
    • New Troubles Crop Up For Prabhas! Saaho Gets DELAYED Yet Again Owing To These Reasons...
    • That One Gesture Of Nick Jonas That Changed His & Priyanka Chopra's Lives Forever!
    • Rishi Kapoor Opens Up About His Battle With Cancer: 'It's Been A Difficult Time'
    • Priyanka Chopra On Sophie Turner's 'Game Of Thrones' Emmy Nomination: 'Incredibly Proud Of You'
    • Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor & Others Tried The FaceApp Old Filter & The Results Were HILARIOUS!
    • Salman Khan Shares Video Of Specially-abled Fan Sketching His Portrait With Her Feet!
    • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Invests In Bengaluru Startup; Read Details Here!
World Arthritis Day 2018: Dos And Don'ts For Handling Knee Pain
Boldsky | 12th Oct, 2018 09:52 AM
  • 1. Choose knee joint-friendly exercises

    Choose low-impact exercises like walking, swimming and cycling. These exercises help to build strength around the affected knee joints, keep them aligned and help them to function properly. But, before starting with these low-impact exercises consult your doctor.


  • 2. Use RICE

    Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) is good for knee pain caused by arthritis or other minor injuries. This method is a simple self-care technique that helps reduce swelling, pain and speeds up the healing process.

    • The first step is to rest your knees which helps to prevent further bruising.
    • The second step is applying an ice pack to reduce pain and swelling.
    • The third step is compression, which means wrapping the injured area with an elastic medical bandage.
    • The fourth step is elevation which means raising the affected knee above your body at the level of your heart. This will reduce throbbing pain and any internal bleeding.


  • 3. Maintain a healthy weight

    When your knees are already in pain, excess body weight pressure or stress on it can damage your knees. If you are obese and suffering from knee pain then you need to lose weight as it helps relieve knee pain and even slows down the rate of cartilage degeneration.


  • 4. Wear knee-friendly shoes

    If you are suffering from arthritis the choice of shoe matters. According to the study 'Improvement in knee loading after use of specialized footwear for knee osteoarthritis: results of a six-month pilot investigation', published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, flat and flexible shoes which comfort the foot's natural mobility can decrease the pressure on the knees during daily activities.


  • 5. Take medications as prescribed

    Arthritis pain can be eased with over-the-counter or prescription-strength non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, it's advised that you talk to your doctor before taking these medications.


  • What You Shouldn't Do For Knee Pain

    1. Don't rest too much

    Too much rest can weaken your muscles, which can worsen the pain in your joints. Small movement of the joints is required to make them flexible. You can do low-impact exercises such as walking, or cycling for movements in the joints.


  • 2. Don't engage in high-impact exercises

    High-impact exercises such as running, jumping, lunges, and squats can affect your already damaged knees. Because these type of exercises will injure your knees more, your muscles get hurt, you start losing strength and the knee alignment changes which can further lead to joint replacement surgery.


  • 3. Don't be afraid to use assistive devices

    Decrease knee osteoarthritis pain with the help of canes and knee braces. Sometimes, you might feel that your knee pain is becoming worse this is where the assistive devices come in handy. Ask a therapist which assistive device is best for you.

    4. Don't ignore new symptoms of knee pain

    If you feel that your knee pain is terrible which makes it difficult for you to sleep, it could mean that your arthritis is progressing. You will notice symptoms like swelling or a locked knee. It is important to discuss the new symptoms with your doctor and receive appropriate treatment.

    Share this article to create awareness!




October 12 is observed as World Arthritis Day. It is observed to raise and promote awareness of the symptoms connected to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and the importance of gaining early diagnosis. This year the theme of World Arthritis Day is 'It's in your hands, take action'. In this article, we will discuss the dos and don'ts for knee pain.

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition which causes pain and stiffness in the joints that worsens as you age. Arthritis mostly affects the elderly who are above the age of 65. However, around 30 per cent people suffering from arthritis are under the age of 65. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 31 Million people live with osteoarthritis pain, which frequently appears in the knee joints.

Have a look at these dos and don'ts for knee pain so that your knees can feel better.

What You Should Do For Knee Pain
   
 
Health and Life
  • Did You Know That Exposure To Pesticides Can Lead To Depression?
  • Shravan Month 2019: What Foods To Eat And What Foods To Avoid
  • Cysts: Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatment
    • Black Eye: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
    • What Is Horned Melon? Its Benefits, Side Effects And Recipe
    • What Are Navy Beans? Their Benefits, Side Effects And Recipe
      • Kunal Khemu's Fitness And Diet Tips
      • Diet For Jaundice: Foods To Eat And Foods To Avoid
      • Multiple Sclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
        • 7 Nutritious Foods That Help Promote Beard Growth
        • Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
        • 20 Healthy Snacks To Curb Hunger
          • Sustainable Menstruation Through Menstrual Cup: Keeping You & The Earth Clean
          • What Is Solomon's Seal? Its Benefits, Side Effects And Recipes
          • 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Rose Hip
            • Anand Kumar Of Super 30 Reveals He Has Acoustic Neuroma - All You Need To Know About This Condition
            • 6 Amazing Benefits Of Ice Cubes For Your Health
            • 7 Fascinating Health Benefits Of Chicory You Must Know!
              • Empty Nose Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
              • How Diabetes Affects Male Fertility
              • How Does Diabetes Affect Male Fertility