Preventing Arthritis Slideshow
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preventing Arthritis Slideshow
By Dan Hutson, Student Physical Therapist
And why is arthritis prevention important for you to know?
It literally means “inflammation of the joint” There are MANY types of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a non-inflammatory arthritis that results from cartilage break down within a joint Picture accessed from http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00389
OA affects up to 33 million Americans, making it the NUMBER ONE cause of disability
OA is preventable! But…Prevention needs to start at a young age for positive, long-term effects to occur
3 Major Risk Factors 1. Obesity 2. Improper Body Mechanics 3. History of Injury
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity per week is recommended
Eat foods that are nutrient rich and low in fats and added sugars“Dont dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~English Proverb
Your knees should stay in line with your shoulders and stay behind your toes while your back should not curl inward or outward
Similar to a squat, but you should keep your forward knee from collapsing inward
Very important to keep stance leg’s knee from wobblingRegular squats must be mastered first in order to do this properly
Some sport injuries are still unpreventable But…The majority of knee injuries are not caused by a collision
The majority of knee injuries occur when the knee is planted on the ground and the person “cuts” or changes direction too quickly The risk of this type of injury can be lowered with proper exercise as well as balance and agility training
Challenging your balance
Agility Training Quality of movement must come first!
“Today’s young athletes may become tomorrow’s osteoarthritis patients unless parents and coaches take an active role in sports-injury prevention.” - John Klippel, MD and President of Arthritis Foundation
The chance of having OA as an adult can be greatlydiminished by decreasing the 3 major risk factors inyour life: 1. Obesity 2. Improper Body Mechanics 3. InjuryAnd… Prevention should start at a young age!