Healthy knees just might help with longevity and better performance
As amazing as the human body is, it is still prone to injury.
Taking part in any physical activity is obviously good for us; it builds strength and flexibility, and the stronger and more flexible we are the less likely we are to get injured. Our reactions are faster and we have better balance and coordination.
"...the desire to improve performance – to be faster, stronger or more flexible – can lead to the body being stretched beyond its natural limits which can lead to strains and sprains."
Below is a list of the type of injuries that involve the feet and knees and how to recognize and treat them. That said, because muscles, tendons and ligaments are repeatedly and rapidly flexed and contracted during exercise, it is important that we are aware of how to care for them in order to avoid unnecessary injuries, especially as the desire to improve performance – to be faster, stronger or more flexible – can lead to the body being stretched beyond its natural limits which can lead to strains and sprains.
How to maintain healthy knees
Let’s look at how we can maintain healthy feet and knees while running by looking at sprains and strains – how to recognize them and what to do about them so that you can spend more time enjoying what you love, and less time recuperating.
To help prevent such injuries from occurring, runners can learn about their RUNNING RATE, which will help many of the common injuries from impacting on your performance. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the tough bands connecting bones in a joint. Strains are injuries to muscle fibers or tendons, which anchor muscles to bones.
As with all things, knowledge is power, so the more you know about how to recognize and treat injuries that can sometimes occur, the faster you will be able to recover from them and get back to your training.
Discover the type of injuries that involve the feet and knees and how to recognize and treat them.
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