The Best Lower Body Exercises for Knee Pain (and the Worst)

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The Best Lower Body Exercises for Knee Pain (and the Worst)

Of the many reasons why people choose to skip lower body exercises (or leg day) at the gym, knee pain has to be the most common. Even after investing in knee pain compression sleeves to help reduce some of the discomfort, people assume it makes sense to avoid anything that might strain their knees, because they don't want to deal with the pain. While it's true that you probably won't get an effective workout if your joints are hurting so much that you can't perform a proper repetition, the answer may be looking for lower body exercises for knee pain...

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Recognizing The Symptoms of Arthritis in the Knee

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Recognizing The Symptoms of Arthritis in the Knee

Arthritis is a frustrating and debilitating condition that can affect various areas of the body. For those who suffer specifically from pain and discomfort around the knee, it can be helpful to learn the symptoms of arthritis in the knee, so that you can hopefully recognize the issue and seek medical attention. There are three different forms of arthritis that can occur within the knees, and the most common type is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis frequently occurs after middle age, whereas rheumatoid arthritis develops as an inflammatory disease that can strike at any age. Finally, post-traumatic arthritis is an injury-based form of...

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Recognizing Chronic Knee Pain Conditions: From Osteoarthritis to Runner's Knee

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Recognizing Chronic Knee Pain Conditions: From Osteoarthritis to Runner's Knee

As much as we might try to prevent it with investments in supportive knee compression sleeves and time spent visiting a physiotherapist - or even an acupuncturist, the truth is that most people will experience discomfort around the knee joint and some point in their lives. There are many different reasons for knee pain, ranging from muscle strains and tendinitis caused by exercise and sport, to chronic knee pain conditions prompted by injuries or even genetics. Chronic knee pain conditions can differ in severity somewhat significantly. For some people, the pain could be so severe that it limits their daily...

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The Best Exercises for Damaged Knee Cartilage

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The Best Exercises for Damaged Knee Cartilage

Cartilage is the flexible substance that helps to cushion the joints so that pieces of bonecan't rub together as you walk. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which damage can happen within cartilage, and therefore contribute to chronic knee pain conditions. One type of injury to the cartilage of the knee is known as a torn meniscus. The meniscus is the largest section of cartilage attached to the ligaments of the knee. Alternatively, your cartilage may just suffer from the constant wear and tear of everyday activity, or the long-lasting threat of osteoarthritis. Fortunately, regardless of what caused the problem,...

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Quick and Easy Exercises to Target Belly Fat

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Quick and Easy Exercises to Target Belly Fat

If having a slim stomach was easy - then everywhere you look you'd see flat bellies and sexy abs. Unfortunately, if you want to get the waistline of your dreams, then you're going to need to put in the effort, with a combination of waist-trimmer belt supported exercises, and nutritional dieting. While knowing the difference between eating fast food every day and sticking to salads is straight-forward enough, it's not quite as simple to pinpoint whether you're actually doing the right exercises to work your core and target belly fat. While all workouts will help you to lose weight on...

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How to Reduce Your Waistline in a Matter of Weeks!

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How to Reduce Your Waistline in a Matter of Weeks!

That awful extra pudge known as belly fat can be the reason why your favorite jeans have started to feel more snug - but there's something worse about the bulge than its effect on your fashion sense. When the fat in your abdomen expands, it could bring with it some serious health trouble, meaning that you need to find a way to get a slimmer stomach, and you need to find it fast. Your expanding waistline is made up of visceral, and subcutaneous fat. While most of the fat in your body is subcutaneous (the pinchable stuff that protrudes over...

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How to Stretch and Exercise Tight Knee Tendons

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How to Stretch and Exercise Tight Knee Tendons

Frequent sensations of tightness or pulling in your knees can be incredibly uncomfortable and irritating - particularly when they interfere with everyday tasks like walking, or sitting. Usually, people suffer from tight knee tendons as a result of tightness throughout the muscles connected to those tendons, as tendons themselves do not have the ability to relax and contract individually. Because of this, in order to fix and exercise tight knee tendons, individuals may need to focus on relieving tight calf muscles, hamstrings, and more. With a combination of calf compression sleeves for elevated circulation and support, and a series of...

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What Is Myofascial Release Therapy? (And how can it help my calves?)

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What Is Myofascial Release Therapy? (And how can it help my calves?)

If you suffer from frequent calf pain or discomfort when you walk, the chances are that you'll be willing to try just about any potential therapy or solution that might help to alleviate some of the pain you feel. Myofascial release therapy is a specialized form of manual and physical therapy used to effectively treat and rehabilitate aching calf muscles and injured soft tissue. The term "Myo" means muscle, while "Fascia" means band. Fascia is the connective web of tissues, elastin, and collagen fibers that move throughout your limbs. These fibers allow for your muscles to be both strong, and...

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Tension in Movement: How to Relieve Tight Calf Muscles

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Tension in Movement: How to Relieve Tight Calf Muscles

Your calf muscles are more important than you might think. For athletes, your soleus and gastrocnemius work as the brake, and gas pedals on a run, helping to propel you forward, allowing you to change directions, and even permitting you to stop or slow down when the occasion demands it. If you need to push your body up a steep hill, it's your calves that will get you to the top! If you want to slow down and avoid a tumble on the way back down, your calves (and perhaps your calf compression sleeve) will prevent your face plant. For...

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The Exercises Runners Need to Avoid Aching Knees

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The Exercises Runners Need to Avoid Aching Knees

Whether you're new to the world of running, or you're simply looking for ways to ramp up your speed and mileage, it's all too easy to fall victim to strains and injuries such as sprains, runner's knee, and inflammation. After all, when you run, you're placing a great deal of excess stress on the knee joint, which can irritate everything from the knee cap itself, to the ligaments that support your joint. If you're experiencing an issue of runner's knee already, then your best bet will be to use the RICE method alongside your knee compression sleeves to help reduce...

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