Are you an athlete, overweight or elderly? If you are one of them, have you ever had knee joint pain? If so, I believe this article can help you! The main cause of joint pain is joint pain due to joint soft tissue strain or lack of hyaluronic acid (the lubricating fluid between joints), so supplementing hyaluronic acid is one of the treatment methods. Because there are fewer blood vessels around the soft tissues in the joints, it takes a longer time to have enough nutrients to repair after injury, which makes it take longer to recover than other parts of the body.
The effect of obesity on joints
Want to know if you are obese? You can use BMI as a reference.
BMI=weight (kg)/height (m)^2
For example: weight 60kg, height 1.70m
BMI = 60 / (1.70x1.70)
BMI = 20.76
- Below 18.5: underweight
- 18.5-24.9: Normal
- Above 24.9: Overweight
- Above 30: Severely overweight
If the weight is normal, the risk of joint pain will be lower. But when the body is too heavy, every step it takes will erode the soft tissues of the knee joint, and in the end it will polish the soft tissues.
Athlete’s joint problems
Did you participate in the Standard Chartered Marathon last Sunday (February 17)? The knowledge level of Hong Kong people is getting higher, and under the influence of the trend, more and more people fall in love with running and various sports. It can be seen from the fact that the badminton courts are often full and the number of long-distance races hits new highs every year. But whether you are a professional athlete or an amateur athlete, certain sports can make you prone to joint problems.
Especially long-distance running requires a long time to work joints. Sports such as basketball or football that require changing speeds or sudden stops will put pressure on the knee joints.
The movement of landing after jumping will put pressure on the knee joint several times larger than the body weight. If you are overweight, your joints will be even more burdened when you do exercises.
Joint pain in the elderly
Some people may think that the age of 60 is still middle-aged, but the problem of joint aging may have surfaced at the age of 40. Since the metabolism of the elderly is relatively slow, the recovery speed is also slower than that of the average person. If you do not exercise when you are young, you are more likely to have knee pain and fifty shoulder joint problems when you are old. Therefore, if you do less exercise and cause insufficient bone and muscle strength, you are more likely to be injured. After the injury, the habit of exercising is interrupted. They become weaker, fall into a vicious circle, and suffer more from joint pain.
Exercise bike and swimming
No matter what kind of person you are above, you can exercise your thigh muscles to strengthen your knee joints. Riding an exercise bike is a good choice, because you can put most of your body's weight on the seat, so that your feet can exercise the muscles around the knee joint without having to bear the pressure of your weight. Therefore, basically as long as the elderly who can walk around in the morning can do it. When the muscles around the joints are strengthened, the muscles can act as a buffer when the joints are impacted or rubbed, and share the pressure on the soft tissues and hyaluronic acid.
If you are too heavy, swimming will benefit you without any harm. Because swimming is a healthy exercise for all the joints of the whole body. Because of the buoyancy in the water, the feet do not have to support the weight of the body, so the joints can exercise muscles without stress. And swimming can accelerate the metabolism, if the metabolism is fast, it will also make the joints heal faster.
Nutrition and health products
Everyone can also take health products to prevent or treat joint strain. Especially health products containing hyaluronic acid are particularly effective for joints. This is because hyaluronic acid is used as a lubricant between the soft tissues and bones in the joints. Once there is a lack of hyaluronic acid, the bones will wear down the soft tissues quickly. And taking health care products must be consistent, and choosing the right health care products will have the greatest protection for the joints.