IS IT OKAY TO EXERCISE AN ARTHRITIC KNEE?

Exercising an arthritic knee may seem counterintuitive, but regular exercise can actually lessen — and even relieve — arthritis pain and other symptoms, such as stiffness and swelling.There are several reasons to exercise with knee arthritis 1) Exercise maintains the joint’s full range of motion. 2) Exercise strengthens the muscles that support the joint. 3) Strong muscles help the joint absorb shock. Exercise doesn’t have to be hard to be beneficial. In fact, gentle, low-impact exercises are best for knee arthritis. They minimize stress on the joint as they increase its flexibility and strength. Mild discomfort during exercise is normal. So is being a little bit sore the day after exercise.

TO BRACE OR NOT TO BRACE YOUR ANKLE?

Prolonged immobilization is associated with muscle weakness because of disuse. However, those wearing ankle braces are not immobilized, and generally only wear braces during their sport. There is no evidence that ankle muscles are weaker after wearing an ankle brace during the season. While there is some evidence of delayed activation of muscles associated with wearing an ankle brace, researchers found no effect on muscle activation with prolonged use. Furthermore, No brace can ‘prevent’ an injury (or really anything for that matter!). All we can do is reduce the risk or incidence of ankle sprains. The fact is ankle braces do not protect against initial ankle sprains very well. There is mini

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