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How to Practice Proper Knee Care

If you suffer from chronic knee pain, it is critical to practice proper care to minimize its impacts. From maintaining a healthy body weight, to building muscle around the joint for support, seeking treatment quickly and preventing the risk of injuries, proper knee care is critical. Otherwise, failing to practice these tactics can leave you at a greater risk of being impacted by an injury. To prevent these consequences from happening to you, continue onto the article below. This article provides a helpful outline of all the steps that Fox Valley patients can do to practice proper knee care.

Weight Loss

For a long-term strategy to help mitigate against the effects of joint pain, patients should try to lose weight. This is due to the fact that more a person weighs, the more the joints will be impacted by it by causing an increase of pressure on the joints. This pressure will result in a greater feeling of pain for the individual which can further impact their life. However, for those that suffer from joint pain these consequences can be avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle weight.

Build Muscle for Support

It is important that those suffering from joint pain maintain the muscles around the joint. This is due to the fact that the muscles can help to ease the movement of the joint. The more the muscles are maintained around the joint, the more the joint will be supported. This helps to reduce the pain that is felt when the joint is moved as it will be less strenuous to do so. To help build the muscle around the joint, patients should practice daily low impact exercises on it. This will help to build the muscle over time and prevent it from deteriorating.

Have Injuries Treated Quickly

Another tactic that can help to mitigate against the effects of joint pain is to have injuries treated quickly. Having injuries treated quickly is critical to mitigate against the impacts of an injury on the body. Without a speedy intervention, the injury may persist, in turn, causing more pain and irreversible damage to joint. To prevent this from occurring, patients who begin to feel pain into their joint should seek the help of a professional for treatment quickly.

Avoid Preventable Injuries

If there is a particular activity or task that you know will impact your joint, is recommend to avoid it. This will ensure that the joint does not become damaged or suffer from an unnecessary injury. If a joint does suffer from frequent injuries the damage will eventually become irreversible. However, this risk can be avoided by mitigating the opportunities that you will suffer from another injury.

When You Are Ready

Request a consultation with one of the board-certified knee specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI physicians are your trusted source for orthopedics in the greater Fox Valley.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you, with outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh. The main campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-inclinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

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