Published On: Thu, Feb 11th, 2016

5 Causes behind your painful knees



Everyone wants pain free knees because it creates problems in walking and doing quick acts. Pain-free knees in the old age are a dream but here are some tips which are the secrets for happy knees.

You’ve packed on pounds

Putting weight on is a big problem for knees because when you put some extra pounds it develops pressure on your knees when you walk or take the stairs. Sara Edwards, who is an orthopedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, states that “Women often come in complaining of knee pain, and it turns out it started after they put on just five or 10 pounds,” But if you lose some excessive weight then it undoubtedly improves and sometimes even disappears.

You hurry up and down the stairs

Robert Gotlin, who is a director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, states that “If you weigh 150 pounds, that can mean as much as 600 pounds going through your knees,” try to walk slowly and ensure to land on your heel as opposed to the toes and also try to hold and grip railing to reduce pressure from your knees by not overworking your quads as you climb.

You’re a squatting machine

Commonly identified with women instead of men, a mixture of broad hips and weak inner and outer thighs creates this mistake very much ever-present among women. Unluckily, when the knees move in toward each other all through a squat, it can set excessive force on your knee ligaments, consequential in damage, tells exercise physiologist Marta Montenegro. She further tells that you require reinforcing your inner and (especially) outer thighs. Lunges and medicine balls are good for it. Don’t try to turn your leg beyond a 90-degree angle and ensure your knee remains straight over your foot.

You’re deficient in vitamin E

Vitamin E is very essential. A research study cited in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases compared the knees of 42 people undergoing knee surgery: 32 with severe osteoarthritis and 10 with non-arthritis injuries. Researchers discovered low vitamin E on the knees of the osteoarthritis patients, means that they were taking low of the vitamin’s defensive advantages. Almonds, sunflower seeds and oil, peanuts and spinach are all superb sources of vitamin E. begin E-ing elevated now so you don’t end up being a ‘knee patient’ later on in life.

You skimp on milk

Vitamin D is very important as it is found in cells throughout the body. A research study was conducted on 1,248 people age 55 and older appeared at how their knee health altered above a period of almost seven years. The people who have less amount of vitamin D in their diet were at elevated danger for deterioration knee osteoarthritis.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.