The legs are getting more and more bent and the knees are getting more and more painful. How is this going on? What should I do?

As the saying goes, one’s old legs grow old first, and one’s health preserves one’s feet first. No matter how reasonable this sentence is, the legs of the elders in the family really deserve our attention.

Some old people’s legs are getting more and more bent. Looking from the front, they are a letter O-shaped. Regardless of whether they look good or not, they suffer from knee pain when going up and down stairs, which makes them unable to work hard and even hurts when walking on flat ground.

Is this the legendary [old cold leg]? Today Dr. Clove will talk about it.

Leg deformation, knee pain, mostly [osteoarthritis]

O-shaped and X-shaped legs occur, and the knee joint is painful and unable to work hard … This is probably the [osteoarthritis] of the knee joint. There are some common words about [old cold legs], which is the disease.

Osteoarthritis is also called [degenerative arthritis, senile arthritis, hypertrophic arthritis], and is also often called [old cold leg] or [arthritis] by the common people. It is characterized by slow development of joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, joint swelling, limited movement and joint deformity, etc. It is a common disease that troubles many middle-aged and elderly people, and the number of female patients is significantly higher than that of male patients.

According to statistics, at present, the number of osteoarthritis patients in our country exceeds 10% of the total population, and the incidence rate increases with age.

Therefore, everyone should care about their parents’ legs and feet. After all, almost one in ten people will get it. It is too easy to have problems.

Can osteoarthritis be cured?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, and its pathological changes are irreversible and gradually aggravate.

Dr. Clove came to [translate], this means that the older you get, the more serious osteoarthritis becomes.

However, this does not mean that there is no cure. The key is to intervene with appropriate methods.

The development of osteoarthritis is a long process. If we can find it as soon as possible and adopt reasonable and scientific methods to deal with it, we can let painless knees grow old with us slowly. Next, we will tell you how to do it.

Reduce or restrict some activities

Activities that are unfavorable to the knee have a common feature: repeated and continuous friction, impact or squeezing of joints aggravate the injury.

Therefore, people who have knee joint pain should avoid or reduce such sports, such as climbing stairs, climbing mountains, playing badminton, skipping rope, riding bicycles, playing Taijiquan, running and squatting for a long time.

Don’t keep [resting]

The nutrition and repair of articular cartilage need joint synovial fluid, and proper activity is helpful for joint synovial fluid secretion.

Orthopaedic doctors will recommend swimming, fast walking and other sports. In addition, squatting against the wall (click to learn more) and bending and stretching the knees are also good for the knees.

Pay attention to some details of life

  1. Don’t squat down. For example, it is best to sit on a small stool when doing housework.

  2. Less climb the stairs. When it is necessary to climb the stairs, you should first do some knee flexion and extension preparations to warm up the joints, so it is not easy to hurt the knees when climbing the stairs again. In addition, when climbing the stairs, you should move forward and lower your body, and don’t stand too straight, so that you can reduce the pressure of the knee joint and have certain protective effects.

  3. Keep warm. Humid environment and long-term cold may aggravate the disease.

  4. Weight control, regular physical examination. Obesity, age over 40 years old, knee joint injury, long-term heavy physical work, will induce osteoarthritis, people with these conditions should actively lose weight, do a good job in physical examination.

Don’t think about [just endure it]. When the pain is unbearable, the leg becomes O-shaped, X-shaped, or even more serious damage occurs, only surgery (click to learn more) can save the knee.

But who wants to get a knife? Let’s start prevention from now on.