In recent years, reigns a cult of fitness: exercise engaged in everything from small to large. Fitness heals, strengthens muscles, improves body shape and mood, but at the same time during the exercise you can learn about your body a lot. For example, if squat knees crunch - it is a sign that you need to give serious attention to their health.
From health to disease
Stifle human "work" every day, and almost constantly. Walking and any change in the position of the body require that the involvement of these joints. What to say about sports exercises in which the load increases significantly.
While the knees are healthy, no motion is straightforward. However, with age the knee joint may vary. The reasons are many. These include, for example, obesity: every extra kilogram increases the load on the joints. Very often suffer knees from injury, not only sports, but also the household: a bad fall can result in a sprain or tear of the meniscus. Infectious diseases and endocrine also play a role. Impact and bad habits
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. Finally, with the age of almost all disturbed nutrition of cartilage tissue, which also have a negative impact on the joints. However, the diagnosis of "osteoarthritis" can be delivered and young.
Knee problems start slowly and gradually. First, there is a crunch in joints when walking or exertion. Then there is stiff knee after sleep
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or prolonged immobility. Knees like refusing to function, and it takes a while to keep your feet again became free to flex.
Pathological changes are progressing in the knee joints. Over time, the knee joints begin to react to changes in the weather. Knees "whine" to the cold or rain, but dry and hot weather do not bother. There may be pain at night. The skin in the kneecaps sometimes reddens and swells, becomes painful.
As the changes in the joints defeat the disease becomes more difficult. The fourth degree of pathological changes characterized by deformation of the joint: start treatment in this situation, it is too late. Therefore, doctors strongly recommend to pay attention to the very first symptoms of changes in the joints, which is a crunch in her lap under load. Perhaps, in addition to the advice of the doctor and will need some tests.
Cracking in the knees: what to do?
It is important to consider that no tablets and ointments can improve food joints. Doctors prescribe necessarily comprehensive treatment, which may include taking certain medications, hondoprotektorov, moderate exercise and physical therapy. In some cases, the absence of contraindications can be recommended course of electrophoresis. In advanced cases, prescribe anti-inflammatory and pain medications.
Self-treatment is not recommended if you consult a doctor immediately is not possible, it is necessary to protect the joints. This does not mean that we should spend days lying motionless, cradling joints crunched - fixed only exacerbate the problem. On the other hand, it shows the exercises, but the exercise must be gentle, such as "scissors" or "bicycle".
Very useful for swimming and in general, any exercise in a pool or other body of water. The water increases the load on muscles and joints on the contrary, reduced.
Desirable quiet walk in comfortable shoes. But from the power load on the knees should be abandoned. If you crunch your knees, running, jumping, volleyball or basketball are shown only after consulting your doctor. The same can be said about exercises for weight loss: before going to the fitness club should consult a doctor.
From extra kilos will have to get rid of, to reduce the load on the joints. And increase the load in the gym for this can not be, should start with diet. Meals should be healthy and nutritious but calorie diet reduced by limiting animal fats and simple carbohydrates. It is also advisable to eat less salt. But vitamin-mineral complexes will only benefit. It is necessary to clean drinking water - at least two liters per day.
Should choose comfortable shoes. From high heels must be abandoned, at least temporarily. In addition, we should not lift weights in order to avoid injuries of cartilage.
Do not panic
If you crunch your knees when squatting - is a signal that you need to take care of your health. But this is not the verdict: often you can deal with the problem, only slightly changing lifestyle
- It is necessary to move more, preferring exercises that do not injure the knee joint;
- Sometimes the cause of the crunch can be trivial vitamin deficiencies. Balanced diet and multivitamin to help cope with the problem;
- It should drink more water and refuse from excessive salt intake. This will help get rid of the swelling and reduce the stress on the joints;
- To improve the blood circulation in the area of the knee should avoid tight clothing and uncomfortable shoes;
- Enough effective ointments and compresses based on snake or bee venom. Traditional medicine also recommends that treatment with leeches;
- From home remedies good for the knees dairy applications from wheat bran with warm milk. The mixture is applied to the knees and covered film. Half an hour later washed off with warm water compress, knees lubricated cream.
Knees can crunch not only because of the sedentary lifestyle, but, on the contrary, because of the injuries sustained as a result of exercise. In most cases, these injuries occur in those who are doing the exercises properly, or has not sufficiently trained muscles.
The desire to lose weight quickly in the fitness room and to get strong muscles is natural, but the burden should be increased gradually. In addition, it is important to do the exercises in accordance with the recommendations of the coach.