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?
• Repetitive stress injuries
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.
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.