Exercising in the wrong way causes early osteoarthritis

Monday - 19/06/2023 12:47
Excessive or improper exercise can easily damage articular cartilage and subchondral bone, leading to premature joint degeneration
Exercising in the wrong way causes early osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a condition that damages the structures in the joints, the most important of which are the articular cartilage and the subchondral bone. The inflammatory response at this site also forms cytokines and enzymes involved in the destruction of articular cartilage and subchondral bone.
This is a chronic disease that mainly occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, but can also occur in young people who exercise excessively with inappropriate exercise methods.
Associate Professor Bui Hong Thien Khanh is examining a patient with osteoarthritis
Doctor Bui Hong Thien Khanh is examining a female patient with osteoarthritis. Photo:  TT .
Associate Professor, Dr. Bui Hong Thien Khanh, Head of Orthopedic Trauma Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, said that some sports put a lot of pressure on joints such as climbing stairs, soccer, volleyball. , basketball, tennis, weightlifting… After a workout, joints need time to recover. If you exercise too much, it will damage the structures in the joints, including the articular cartilage and the subchondral bone, causing osteoarthritis. Therefore, the practitioner needs to follow the right method and have a reasonable rest time.
Risk factors for the disease are older age, obesity, previous joint injury, excessive exercise, and genetic problems. Osteoarthritis can occur at any age, most commonly in middle-aged and elderly people. Patients with symptoms of pain increase with movement and are often more at the end of the day, limit joint movement, hear crunching and creaking sounds in the joints. At that time, you should go to the orthopedic specialist for timely treatment, Dr. Khanh recommends.
Knee joints are easily injured when overused or improperly moved.
Recently, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital has received many young patients with osteoarthritis due to improper exercise. There is a 27-year-old female patient in Ho Chi Minh City with knee pain, which increases when squatting or walking a lot. The woman said that after giving birth, the weight still did not decrease like before pregnancy, so she felt self-conscious. She learns every way to lose weight to quickly return to the same shape as before.
“One person advised that climbing stairs is a faster way to lose weight than running. I try to climb up and down four floors 10 times every morning and 10 times at night,” said the young mother. Practicing for a month, the woman lost three kilograms but her knees hurt more and more, the pain increased when squatting or

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