Stronger quadriceps muscles, relative to the hamstrings, may lower the risk of total knee replacement, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Researchers said the findings could inform strength-training programs for people with advanced arthritis in the knee.
You may already be taking medicines — either prescription or over the counter — to relieve stiffness, inflammation and pain in your joints. But long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can damage your body — especially your liver and kidneys. NSAIDs can also have unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to take these pain medications so often, or at all? It’s possible that modifying your eating habits could help you do just that.
While it may be tempting to avoid exercise when knee pain occurs, this is not always the appropriate solution. Certain types of exercise can help alleviate existing knee pain and prevent future pain or injury by providing the knee with extra support.
Recovery after hip replacement surgery usually takes around six to eight weeks.1 However, some people may have more extended recovery periods due to advanced age, activity level before surgery, or co-existing health conditions.
Hamstring stretches, hip flexor stretches, straight leg raises, and bridges are just some of the exercises and stretches for hip pain. By keeping your hip joint limber and strong, you can improve your mobility, help with hip range of motion, and alleviate pain.