How to keep joints in good condition until old age? First of all, it is necessary to reduce the risk of development of the deformities.
Prevention of knee deformities, knee injury and knee pain must begin already in the mother’s womb. A balanced diet, intake of vitamin D and calcium, clean air have a positive influence on the development of the baby’s musculoskeletal system. When a baby is born, there is no need to rush to put him or her on his or her feet. Some boast that the baby started to walk on his or her own at the age of 8 months. However, it’s for nothing as this may have consequences for unformed joints. Walkers are designed for children who have reached 7-8 months of age and above. There is no need to put a child in them before. In adulthood, vitamins and minerals should also not be neglected. Infections are another enemy of bones and joints. You shouldn’t let your condition become advanced because of inadequate treatment. The same goes for injuries and fractures: they are best avoided. But if trouble has already happened, you should use every effort to restore the bone completely and to ensure that it is in the correct position while being knitted. Do not rush to remove the plaster cast. And of course, physical activity. Exercises to strengthen the collateral ligaments of the knee are one of the most important. These include squats, lunges and stretching. Running is useful for supporting the immune system, heart, blood vessels and respiratory system. You shouldn’t neglect it. However, it can harm the joints. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the knees when you practice running. This can be achieved with help of the usual warm-up before running laps.
The health of knee joints needs to be “replenished” with vitamins and minerals. The emphasis is done on vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus. These substances work in tandem – taking them one at a time is irrational. The main sources of them are fish, dairy products and eggs. Also it Is worth to add berries and pomegranates to the diet. Studies show that they reduce the risk of arthritis. Sunflower oil should be alternated with olive. Substances contained in olive oil protect chondrocytes (important cells in the articular apparatus) from destruction. For dessert, you can choose jelly. In addition to being tasty, it also contains gelatin. This substance supports the production of collagen for the elasticity of connective tissue. The health of knees needs permanent support. If you don’t neglect prevention and balance the load on the joints, you can extend their youth. And in case of complex deformities and regular pain, you can ask for help at Ladisten Clinic