Updated: Feb 23
Hi Friends of Oompf, it's Alvan here. Today we will be talking about the importance of taking care of our joints and how.
Your joints are the areas between your bones that permit you to bend or move your elbows, knees, neck, hips and evening your fingers. As we age, some of us may experience bone density decline also known as osteoporosis. Similar to our bones, our joints can also begin to wear out and cause conditions like osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint condition that generally affects the older generation of 60 years old and above.
Another cause of joint pain may result from overuse of a particular point throughout your life. For example, if you've done alot of running or love to run long distances, you may experience runner's knee which is a dull pain at the back of your kneecap. However despite its name, any activity that repeatedly stresses the knee joint can cause the disorder. This can include walking, skiing, biking, jumping, cycling, and playing soccer.
Your joints are essential for basic movements such as walking, sitting and even reaching for an item and if your joints are badly worn down you will find that even performing these simple activities can be close to impossible.
How do you take care of your joints then?
1. Maintain a healthy weight range
Research has shown that for an extra pound you gain, four times the amount of stress is placed on your knees. This is why a person who is overweight has a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis and needing to get knee replacement surgery. W