Don’t Let Knee Arthritis Keep You Half Bent!
Knee Arthritis is the inflammation or irritation of the knee joint and is usually accompanied by tenderness to the touch and painful movement. The knee tends to hurt when we flex or straighten the knee as the whole joint socket is affected.
As we age (particularly 40+), our tissues and bodily structures (especially joints) tend to repair themselves at a slower level and depending on our lifestyle and diet, may not repair themselves adequately – the result is arthritis and in this case Joint Arthritis
Knee Joint Pain and Runners Knee
Knee Arthritis is believed to be caused by performing excessive repetitive type movements, particularly when bending or straightening the knee joint with weight attached, as in bodybuilding exercises with excessive weight or improper form. This is also common amongst runners who either run on concrete and pound their cartilage into oblivion or run on an uneven surface and hyper-extend their knee joints.
Knee Joint Pain can also occur from an injury or trauma to the knee socket or by having too much weight placed on the joint socket, irritating and inflaming the knee. Poor posture can also put undue stress on the knees and move them out of their natural alignment. There can be sharp or throbbing pain in either or both knees and you may even have trouble sleeping if you tend to move around a lot when you sleep.
Best Treatments for Runners Knee:
- Evaluate when you first notice it, and if you are using a repetitive motion, try to adjust the angle or your activity, or stop, rest and massage the affected knee.
- Strengthen the muscles around the knee joint (do some basic leg curls and extensions or get a non-impact joint friendly recumbent bike, elliptical trainer or home gym as exercise is extremely important to keeping your joint fluid and not stiffened and painful)
- Get a Far Infrared Heating Pad, and drape it over your elbow. This allows your muscles and connective tissues to relax and reduces inflammation and pain.
- Begin incorporating an arthritis diet, and cut back on the items that cause inflammation and pain
- Include Omega-3 oils (preferably from northern cold water fish)
- Add warming spices (anti-inflammatories) to your meals if you enjoy them (curry, turmeric, ginger, garlic, cayenne)
- Drink plenty of fluids, particularly Alkaline Ionized Water (removing acidity from the joints is extremely important and hydrating the joint keeps it operating smoothly and fluidly)
- Try topical Rub-On Relief for temporary relief (provides temporary acute pain relief while recovering)
- Take arthritis remedies (glucosamine, SAM-e, Curcumin & Bioprene)
- Use the homeopathic remedy in conjunction with the herbal ones and arthritis exercises
- Lower your overall stress level (watch a comedy or even sing around the house, it really does work)
Doing arthritis exercises will help you get relief and loosen up the knee joint. Don’t let your knees get stiff, you need to move them to heal them. Also begin strengthening your joint socket with rebuilding nutrients. For arthritis knee, as for most lower extremity arthritis, I recommend using Provailen because of it’s powerful tissue regeneration capabilities. It has a powerful tissue growth enhancer along with other special pain relieving herbs and immune system balancers too.