Years back the joint replacement was only for old age people but today it is common among youngsters as well. According to the orthopaedic surgeons in the region, people between the age of 40 to 50 or even younger are suffering from joints replacements. In fact, a neuropathic surgeon in New York stated that there are number of people younger than 60 years are going under the knife is up for about 15% from last 2 years. And the data collected from National health center, the number of hip replacements is doubled in previous 10 years and it is 205% more common in people aging from 45 to 54.
According to the surgeons, people wanted to stay more and more active as they age so they usually go for joint replacement surgeries. As the transplants now a days are more long lasting and effective as compared to previous times. And they usually go for 40 years or more. So this means that the joint replacement is now an option even for people at very young age. And the surgeons aren’t afraid to recommend this or to do this as they consider this safe.
No matter how much effective the surgeries are, we all prefer to head to the hospital and we should too. So to avoid the long trip to the hospital; following are top 4 mistakes we are doing that affects our joints and the ways are also stated about how we can prevent the harm.
But while the surgeries are effective, we’d all prefer to skip a trip to the hospital, right? Here, the top mistakes we all make when it comes to our joints—and how to stay out of harm’s way.
1. You let your weight go
According to the body weight experts, while you run the knee joints carry 8-9 times more weight than your body. However, the body can surely handle this but according to some researchers some runners are not actually on the increased risk of osteoarthritis but it is very important to keep checking the scale. More weight is huge stress. Along with other problems, people who are obese or overweight are 40% more likely to get joint replacement as compared to the people with normal age. And it is even more common in younger people, even below the age of 40.
2. Being only a runner
Some joint replacement patients are good at cardiovascular health but they do not enjoy very good physical health due to any reasons. One might be having imbalance muscles and poor flexibility because they are only running marathons or other running games lie triathlons. Doing this can cause you repetitive traumas including developing arthritis and wear away joints.
Sometimes it is necessary to cross the train. There are certain muscles, like the ones you use on slow or long jogs, which needs rest once or twice a week to get them heal and develop new ones and to prevent internal injuries. It is also recommended to use strength training moves in the daily exercise program to have greater benefits and more good muscles.
3. You skip stretching
Do you know what the key to healthy joints is? It’s just strengthening and flexibility, in fact a great balance between these two. As you grow older, your joints starts to lose their actual strengthen. So all you need to spend more and more time and if you are busty enough that you cannot spend more time then you should consider stretching instead of strengthening. This is because the more your age the weaker the muscles will be and flexible muscles are the key to healthy joints that aids in preventing joint replacement.
4. You push yourself beyond your limits in yoga
Mud runs, high intensity workouts are not the only ways that can hurt or injure your body joints but yoga nd some other soft exercises can also do the ‘favour’.
Pilates and yoga are great enough to boost strength and flexibility but like all other things extremism in anything is never good. While practicing yoga, doing some pose your body is not ready for or pulling a lot of energy out of you can literally injure your joints.
Injured joints can lead to arthritis and ultimately joint replacements. We aren’t asking to skip yoga practices but follow the rules with modifications and do not hurt yourself with yoga or Pilates.
Learn which poses are good and beneficial for your body type and structure and make sure you are absolutely comfortable in every pose you are practicing. This will aid in strong muscles and healthy joints if you take care of the certain yoga rules ad know your body’s comfort zone.