Sportsmen know this well: one should not underestimate the risks that are faced by knee during the races and workouts. In this part of the body it is located a complex system of bones, muscles, ligaments and cartilage that every day is subjected to extreme stress and stress while we perform movements such as walking, running and jumping. Engage in regular sports activities helps strengthen muscles and bones, reducing the risk of accidents. It cannot say, however, that the athletes are excluded from this problem, indeed. To be more prone to knee injuries are mainly those who practice disciplines with jumps, shots and clashes between opponents, such as basketball, rugby, soccer, volleyball, dancing and skiing.
The pathologies of the knees are substantially degenerative (with conditions such as arthritis) or traumatic. Very frequent are for example the meniscus tear, the injury to the cruciate ligaments and the misalignment of the kneecap. In case of knee problems, you should promptly consult a specialist who can indicate the most appropriate treatment.
To prevent problems at the knee or avoid incurring relapse, in general can also be helpful to observe a few simple precautions to reduce the risks, how to follow a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding overweight and practicing regular physical activity to strengthen muscles and bones.
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What remedies for knee problems in sports?
But what if you are faced with a knee injury? Often athletes during training and competition wear the knee pads, the devices useful in post-traumatic rehabilitation and prevention. Are commercially available from various models of this device, depending on the use and the required support, ranging from the more “slender”, made of lightweight materials such as neoprene, to the more complex ones, full of slats to lock the movements of articulation immediately after a trauma. The first type is instead used by those who resumes the sporting activity to support the joint and give more stability, thus reducing the risk of incurring additional problems. This especially during strenuous activity, which put a strain on the knee strength.
Thanks to the knee, then, you can protect your joints while doing sports, compensating for losses suffered by tendons, bones and muscles of the knee such as a misalignment of the kneecap. Finally, it should be said that sometimes, wearing for a certain period of time the knee, the knee returns slowly to be stable and correctly aligned, even without the use of supports.