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Why You Should Pay Attention To Your Knees?

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Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

 Knee joint is what helps us to perform various daily functions!

Knee joint is what helps us to perform
various daily functions!

As our knees have several parts to play it helps to look after it properly. The knee joint is what helps us to perform various functions such as walk, run, swim, bend or play sports. The knee is what allows for the extension and flexion of the leg. To be able to do so, it employs the surrounding muscles for instance the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings, in order to either bend the leg or to straighten it.

Are you wondering why your knees are usually aching and simply can’t figure out what might be the cause? Well, the sprains and ache related to knee problems are usually due to improper movements, bends, falls or extreme stress. These mishaps can cause various injuries to the knee and muscles and bones surrounding it. Examples of common knee injuries are patello-femoral pain, ligament, cartilage tears, and tendon.

When you exercise, make sure you exercise correctly. This is because often aches in the knee region are due to one having muscle imbalances. Perhaps your hamstrings are stiff, or it might be that your quadricepses have gone weak. When these imbalances are paired with you engaging your knees in extensively stressful daily, in time this will surely lead to you suffering from a knee condition.

 

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