New Year, New You… New Knee?

January 11, 2018

New Year, New Knee, Knee Injuries, Knee products, Benecare

Being more active this year is probably lot of people’s New Year resolution but injuries can happen, and they often involve our knees.

If you suffer with a knee problem or injury then i'm sure you will know that the pain can be quite debilitating, and frustrating because it impacts your mobility.

Knee injuries and problems can affect people of all ages, its the largest joint in the body, and one of the most easily injured. 

Of course Knee injuries are also very common during sports like football... and according to the BBC sports website, last year’s Premier League had more knee ligament injuries than in any of the past five seasons (28 injuries in total, with the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligaments) being the most common).

What’s causing my knee pain?

Some of the most popular problems are runner’s knee, tendinitis, sprained ligaments and meniscus tears; but there are other reasons that can also cause knee pain. You can read below some of the most common:

  • Bursitis: A bursa is a sac that holds a small amount of fluid that’s under the skin above your joint. Overuse, falls, or repeated bending and kneeling can irritate the bursa on top of your kneecap, what cause pain and swelling.
  • Dislocated kneecap: This means that your kneecap slides out of position, causing knee pain and swelling, better known as “patellar dislocation.”
  • IT (iliotibial) band syndrome:  It’s common among runners, especially when going downhill. It is caused when the iliotibial band, which is located on the outside of the knee, rubs against the outside of the knee joint.
  • Meniscal tear: The meniscus can be a torn anterior to posterior, radially, or can have a bucket handle appearance.
  • Osteoarthritis: This is the “wear and tear” type of arthritis. For people over 50 is one of the biggest causes of knee pain.
  • Patellar tendinitis: This means you have irritation in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone.

How to prevent knee injuries and pain

Preventing knee injuries is not an easy task. Taking precautions to reduce risk can always help, also wearing appropriate clothes and protective gear.

Having a proper nutrition, especially for athletes, should be a must. Protein, calcium, and vitamin D are essential for maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and ligaments.

Which Benecare products are the most convenient?

We have a wide range of products to support, protect and help knees to recover. Products include knee stabilisers, knee braces and knee splints.

SK Knee Brace Pro action Knee BraceROM Knee Brace

Tri Panel Knee SplintVK Knee BraceHinged Knee Brace

 

 





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