Jogging without prior exercise damages knees

Jogging without any proper prior exercise or knee activity can damage the knee joints requiring them a long duration for recovery.

According to experts, anyone willing to start jogging should walk for two months, which will help in the increase of flexibility of the body and the knees preventing any kind of strain to the knee joints.

A lot of people directly start jogging to get rid of fats in the body without performing any sort of exercises. This leads to the damage of the knees, leading to severe pain.

The prevalence of such cases among women stands at 70 per cent. Most of the exercises aimed to reduce fats affect the knee. They create a gap between the joints and knee. If the patient does not get the correct treatment on time then

surgery can be the only resort.

The weight of the entire body is on the knees, so avoiding any type of exercises for long duration and junk food consumption leads to the increase in weight.

Even if a person keeps doing morning or evening walk regularly, his or her body becomes flexible and the knees usually do not get affected during jogging. Direct jogging without proper pre exercises can even lead to pain making the person unable to walk and the lack of nutrition even weakens the bones. Stating that knee replacement is the only solution in extreme cases, Dr. Raju Vaishya, President, Arthritis Care Foundation & Sr Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, N Delhi said said there are new techniques available including, the computer navigation through which the 3D imaging can be used to check the alignment of the bones.

He said that every one to get checked up their bone density so that if there is any type of deshaping of the bones or joint then that can be known. If a mothers bones are weak then her children are also
likely to have weaker bones.

Vinod Kumar

Health Journalist & writer. Editor of monthly health magazine "Health Spectrum."

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