Four Things Your Knees Are Saying About Your Health



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Take into account that  if your knees hurt, you should start to worry. It may not be about your bones or muscles, but the joints that connect the bones of the knee cap. In any case, your body is sending you a message. Something is going on with your health, and is reflected in this area of the body. Taking pills for headaches, stop going to the gym and avoiding the stairs are not correct solutions. While these strategies can hide the pain or reduce it, only work temporarily.

When your knees start to hurt, it means that there is a big pain. If you feel pain when climbing stairs, you can say that your knees are worn out by use. The pain in the knees when climbing the stairs can be an early sign of a disease called osteoarthritis of the knee, which mostly affects the cartilage. Osteoarthritis is chronic and this means that the joint pain can last long. It also manifests itself with swelling, heat and limited movement.


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The reasons why you could develop this disease are:

Age: osteoarthritis appears often in middle-aged people and can affect older.
Genetics: between hereditary characteristics are bowlegged and knees together.
Weight: obesity causes the knee joints to have to bear more weight.
Lesions: a sport injury, for example, is a possible factor that causes osteoarthritis in the future.

Overuse: kneeling or squatting, lifting heavy objects and walking as part of work.


You feel your knees are popping?



When the patella makes a small "crack" sound, it may have been a torn meniscus. This is a common injury in contact sports such as rugby and American football. When the athlete undergoes this shift, it may be required an operation to solve this problem. The menisci are two cartilaginous discs that have C shape. They are located between the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (calf) and the kneecap (the round central bone of the knee).

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The menisci help keep the knee stable. They are responsible for cushioning the impact that the bones of the region receive. If you have a rupture of the meniscus is necessary to immobilize the knee. Splint and gauze on the affected area to stabilize it.

Then prevent unnecessary movements and prevent further damage to the tissues and muscles. Talk to your doctor about the most recommended methods of restraint for your case.

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