Meniscus – Strengthen your knees!

Originally posted on poweredbyyoga:

MENISCUS is crescent shape cartilage that connects upper and lower parts of knee cap.

The KNEE is the largest joint in the body. Three bones come together to shape it – the Thighbone, Shinbone and Knee Cap.
In between is the Meniscus, the little but important part that lowers the pressure absorbed by weight in the upper body and act as a shock absorbent.

If you would like to know how the Meniscus tears happen, here is the recipe: bend the knee, like in Virkshasana, then rotate the knee cap pointing down to the floor. It can happen while playing the football, kick the ball really hard while rotating the knee cap on the side.

What are the signs of Meniscus tear?
Pain… Persistent pain that last for more than 24 hours.
Swelling of the knee.
Hardness and difficulty in strengthening the knee after sitting.
Feeling stiffness in the knee

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Practical Help for Basic Knee Pain

Originally posted on Heritage Behavioral Health Consultants:

Most of us experience knee pain from time to time.  However, if the pain has been increasing with physical activity or you experience pain with daily motions, like taking stairs or driving, you may be experiencing problems associated with postural mechanics. You have heard of the phrase, “use it or lose it.” Well this may not be far from the truth.

Unfortunately for most, finding the time for the recommended physical activity necessary to maintain function is difficult to accomplish. This combined with occupations that keep us sedentary for the majority of the day inevitably leads to biomechanical changes in the structures of the hips, legs, and torso that predispose us to knee problems.

Use it or lose it!  Your body is very efficient at manipulating energy reserves and resources.  The body’s “decision” about which structures receive the energy and resources to maintain function is the accumulated result of…

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