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Yoga  for Knee Osteoarthritis
19 Jun

Yoga for Knee Osteoarthritis

What is Knee Osteoarthritis?

Knee Osteoarthritis is a disease in which the natural cushioning between joints cartilage wears away. When this happens, the bones of the joints rub more closely against one another with less of the shock-absorbing benefits of cartilage. The rubbing results in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased the ability to move and, sometimes, the formation of bone spurs.


What Causes Knee Osteoarthritis?

Age

Gender

Heredity

Gender

Repetitive stress injuries

Athletics


Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis:-

Pain that increases when you are active

Swelling in the knee

Feeling of warmth in the knee joint

Stiffness in the knee,

The decrease in mobility of the knee.

Creaking, crackly sound that heard when the knee moves. 


Statistics of Knee Osteoarthritis:-

These factors may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and prevent subsequent pain and disability.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the United States 

Among adults 60 years of age or older the prevalence of symptomatic knee, OA is approximately 10% in men and 13% in women.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas. 

Women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men.


Source:- https://www.webmd.com


Yoga For Knee Osteoarthritis:-


1. Mountain Pose:-

Resist the urge to hunch up your shoulders. 

It will Keep your knees soft, relaxed and away from the ears.


2. Stick Pose:-

Press through your heel to activate your quadriceps and keep your leg straight.


3. Spinal Lubricator Pose:-

Large circular motions from the midsection can help alleviate tightness and tension in the lower back.


4. Seated Warrior 1:-

This move improves circulation and strengthens your shoulders, arms, legs and abdomen.


What Food to eat if you are suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis?


Cut Extra Calories

Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Add Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Olive Oil 

Get Enough Vitamin C


So these are the foods to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from Knee Osteoarthritis.


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