Degenerative knee problems are also called osteoarthritis (OA) and degenerative joint disease (DJD). It may start with stiffness and swelling of the joint but may finally develop into severe deformity of the joint so that even walking becomes an ordeal.
Degenerative arthritis is a process where the cartilage towards the end of bones in joint structures slowly degrades. � This degradation occurs from the absence of the right oil in the regime and through calcium build up in the bone joint. � Joint degeneration starts to occur after 20 years of age and can continue if the right diet if not followed.
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There are many ways to treat DJD depending on the era of the patient and the seriousness of the condition. You can check on the next case studies so you’ll be in a position to make the right option for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Beth was only 42 when she twisted her right knee. It had swollen and she then felt excruciating pain. As a first aid measure, she used an ice pack to reduce the pain but it continued to get worse. She decided to see the doctor and was diagnosed to have osteoarthritis. The doctor then recommended that she wear knee braces for added support.
FAQ’s: How do you identify a good Yoga instructor?I want to get into Yoga. I went to a class but the instructor just told me to join in and do the movements like everyone else, no explaining whatsoever. How do you identify a good yoga instructor?
There are no good yoga instructors because there is no good yoga. Yoga is not one thing. It's an ancient practice taught in a hundred different ways which some believe offer health benefits while other believe it a archaic way to waste time. For example, read the following excerpt from this article –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga "Yoga has been criticised for being potentially dangerous and being a cause for a range of serious medical conditions including thoracic outlet syndrome, degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine, spinal stenosis, retinal tears, damage to the common fibular nerve, so called "Yoga foot drop," etc. An exposé of these problems by William Broad published in January, 2012 in The New York Times Magazine resulted in controversy and denial in the yoga community in New York City where yoga is popular. Broad, a science writer, experienced yoga practitioner, and author of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards, had suffered a back injury while performing a yoga exercise. Torn muscles, knee injuries, and headaches are common ailments which may result from yoga practice. An extensive survey of yoga practitioners in Australia showed that about 20% had suffered some physical injury while practicing yoga. In the previous 12 months 4.6% of the respondents had suffered an injury producing prolonged pain or requiring medical treatment. Headstands, shoulder stands, lotus and half lotus (seated cross-legged position), forward bends, backward bends, and handstands produced the greatest number of injuries." In general, the value of Yoga is less a matter of fact and more a matter of how much you believe it benefits you given the way that you practice it. No one can say if Yoga is one thing or another because it is so many things. In general, it is probably better to study, learn, and practice specific disciplines for specific reasons. For example, if you need more endurance, work on nutrition and endurance building exercises such as aerobics. If you need peace of mind, study meditation or relaxation therapy and practice them. If you need strength, study strength training and join a gym and practice. And, you probably don't need more flexibility because the most recent science suggest stretching not only does nothing good but can cause fitness problems. So, it is probably a bad idea to practice a centuries old cultural tradition with the idea that it you will reap benefits when you are not addressing specific issues with specific modalities. In short, Yoga in the West has long been a faddist's alternative practice of questionable value and will eventually discontinued for lack of benefits by most who try it. Good luck and good health!! ♠
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Beth sought a second opinion and the doctor advised her to undergo knee surgery which involved complete knee replacement. She didn’t have any medical insurance that would focus on the cost of the operation. Furthermore, there was still no guarantee that surgery could help the knee become fully functional again and the doctor couldn’t assure her as well that she’ll be free from pain.
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Dave is a softball player all his life. He was 53 when he developed pain in both knees but he found that the right knee was worse. He was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and he opted to get surgery.
Dave had full right knee replacement, undergone rehabilitation, and was subsequently off from work for almost a year. The right knee did work well but the left knee occasionally gave him discomfort. He treated it conservatively and used knee braces instead of opting for another surgery. He also performed a number of the exercises he had learned from the rehab. Today, Dave walks with ease and still uses the knee brace on his left knee. He doesn’t recommend surgery to anyone.
It is always best fit to opt for conservative treatment methods that can help ease out the discomforts of degenerative knee problems without any adverse effect. Based on the two cases, conservative methods of treatment, combined with knee braces, are extremely effective.
It is important, however, to seek for professional help if you feel you may have osteoarthritis or if you have severe pain in your knees. This article is for health information and shouldn’t be taken as a substitute for the guidance of a medical professional.