Knee Pain Research Paper

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People often start an exercise routine hoping to get in better shape or lose weight. Exercise, though, is about more than just building muscle while losing fat. A recent article by Prevention talked about some of the ways that yoga can help to heal your body. Although yoga is not a substitute for medical treatment for major medical problems, it can be used to speed up the healing process. The following is an exercise spotlight on yoga, focusing upon three ailments which can be fought using yoga techniques. Knee Pain If you are experiencing knee pain, you need yoga poses which will target the muscles on the outside of the thighs as well as ones that will help to strengthen the muscles around the kneecap. One such pose is the Twisted Figure Four.…show more content…
For this pose, you will face forward with your feet spread wide apart. Turn your right foot out, and turn your left foot slightly inward. Bend your right knee directly over your ankle, and spread your arms out with your palms facing downward. Hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat on the other side. For a deeper stretch, spread your legs farther apart. Inflammation When using yoga to fight inflammation, relaxing techniques, rather than stretching poses are going to be most helpful. For example, with Reclining Bound Angle Pose, lie on your back with a folded blanket or pillow under your head. With your knees bent, put the soles of your feet together, allowing both knees to fall to the sides. You may want to put pillows or other supportive devices under your thighs for added support. Let your arms fall to your sides with the palms facing up. Close your eyes, and just relax for 3 to 5 minutes. Another pose you may want to consider if you are experiencing inflammation is the Child’s Pose. Kneel on the floor with a stack of pillows or blankets in front of you. Lean forward, resting your torso on stack. Turn your head to one side, and drape your arms off both sides of the stack. Close your eyes, and relax for 2 to 5

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