How To Strengthen The Knee Area

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By Sharon Jane Akinyemi
“At 21, I have problems getting up from my bed each morning. So much pain all over my body especially my knees. Aunty Sharon what should I do? I surely need help at this point”. This was coming from a young client. As a matter of fact I saw someone with serious problem at hand. At twenty one ? It’s so disturbing because you see, if she does nothing about her present predicament, I bet you by the time she is forty years old, she is likely to end up on a wheel chair. But there is hope for her as long as she takes it up as a challenge and work hard to stop this destiny limiting situation.
Sharon Jane Akinyemi
Did I hear you say Hmmmmmm ! Yes I did likewise.
If your knees are giving you problems, when getting out of bed and you feel like you are beaten all through the night while asleep, it could be arthritis, you’re not alone. Nearly 10 million Nigerians feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body. Considering that when you simply walk up stairs, the pressure across your knee joints is four times your body weight, it isn’t surprising. Simple, everyday wear and tear can end up hurting your mobility. But it’s not too late. Like a rusty door hinge, with care and maintenance, your knees can be trouble free. Even if you already experience problems, exercising the muscles surrounding the knee joints— Quadriceps (front of thigh), Hamstrings (back of thigh), Abductor (outside thigh), and Adductor (inside thigh)—will help make your knees stronger and less susceptible to injury. Exercise keeps your joints from stiffening and provides needed support, making movement easier and reducing pain.
Here are some exercises you can do to both stretch and …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper