The knee joint is one of the largest and most intricate joints in our body. Find out below how to take care of them.
As you age, joint care becomes more of a focus, 'looking after your knees' becomes a 'thing'. Creaks and cranks are all part of getting older or can result from day to day wear and tear or intense physical activity. We have put together five top tips to think about when considering taking care of your knees.
Use PRICE Therapy
If you think that you have injured your knee – you must seek medical advice1. According to the NHS, the first port of call is 'PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation) therapy2 for treating minor injuries at home for a few days. You may want to use a knee support to protect your knee from any further damage, as well as rest up to avoid any overuse. Ice can be applied to your knee for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours using an ice pack wrapped in a towel or a bag of frozen peas. If your knee is swollen, you can use elastic compression bands and keep your knee elevated above your heart as much as possible, as this will help reduce the swelling.
Consider Your Weight
The heavier you are, the more likely you will be putting stress on your knees and joints. Small changes can be made to your lifestyle to reduce your weight and make a difference 3.
Do not Avoid exercise
Although it is crucial to rest overused or creaky knees, this can weaken your muscles, adding to declining fitness. Like swimming or stationary cycling, light exercise is a good choice if you aim to keep up your cardio work to avoid weakening muscles. It is also important to stretch correctly after your exercise.
Nutrients to Support Your Muscles and Joints
Your knees and other joints play an essential part in mobility, so it is essential to look after them so that you can continue doing the things you love. Exercising regularly and considering your diet and nutrition all help towards caring for and supporting your joints. Ensuring you have a healthy balanced diet with various foods will provide your body with essential nutrients. However, some people also like to support their joint health by supplementing their diet with targeted nutrients.
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Nevertheless, food supplements must not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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