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Watch Your Weight If You Suffer From Knee Pain

Your knees are basically your body’s shock absorbers, and they take a lot of punishment.  It’s probably no surprise then, that knee pain is one of the most common ailments chiropractors treat.

Part of the problem is that your knees were only designed to bend one way. However, a lot of what we do when we’re moving (whether for work or for play) requires that your knees at least flex slightly in the opposite direction while still supporting the weight of your body.  Long term, that’s a recipe for disaster and it makes it a virtual certainty that sooner or later, you too will suffer from knee pain and injury.

Unfortunately, it’s not just athleticism that can cause knee pain. In fact, these days there’s a larger culprit at work.  The sad truth is that we have an obesity epidemic in our country, and in addition to the impacts those added pounds have on your heart and liver, they also put added strain on your knees.

With those things in mind, here are a few simple tips to help you minimize your chances of suffering from knee strains and sprains:

Nobody wants to be in pain and suffering, and knee injuries can keep you from living the life you want.  Don’t let that happen.  Start implementing the tips above today!

 

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