An Engineer’s View of Activity and Knee Health
It is well known that exercise and increased activity results in decreased pain and increased function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. It makes sense: more activity and exercises keep muscles, tendon, and ligaments strong, reducing the stress on the joints. But, now, with a paper entitled: “Tribological Rehydration of Cartilage: a New Insight into an old Problem”, a research team […]
Running With Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis
Conventional wisdom has been that running is bad for your knees and hips, and that patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis should refrain from running and switch their activity program to other forms of low impact exercise. That conventional wisdom has recently being challenged by several medical studies that have found that running not only doesn’t increase your risk […]
Can Fat affect Your Joint Pain?
Visceral fat, or abdominal fat is a key factor that triggers off a variety of health and joint problems. Excessive belly fat results in more weight acting on the joints which strains and hurts the back, knees or hips. Besides this increased mechanical stress on the joints, belly fat also increases the risk of chronic inflammation in the body. This […]