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Top tips For Healthy Knees

Top Tips to maintain knee health Strength Exercise: Strength training that focuses heavily on building up muscles in the quadriceps and hamstrings can decrease pain and help people better tolerate arthritis and other structural knee problems. Staying active helps control weight and build muscle, both of which can help protect your knees from further damage. Stretching: Stretches that focus on the calf, hamstring and quadriceps muscles take pressure off the knees and kneecaps. A well-conditioned, flexible body is less likely to develop overuse ... Read more

Ice or Heat after injury?

ICE OR HEAT?   Ouch!  This young lady has a Grade 2 hamstring strain.  Luckily, she has done herself a favour and followed the RICE regime.  Believe it or not, her bruising and pain would be significantly worse if she hadn’t iced her injury regularly in the first 72 hours. Have you ever sustained an injury and not been sure whether to apply ICE or HEAT?   The general principle is to follow the RICE regime in the first 48 to 72 hours after sustaining an ... Read more