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Brought To Your Knees

As health-conscious Baby Boomers reach their 60s and 70s and continue to exercise, attention is increasingly being focused on osteoarthritis of the knees.

The disease, which affects older individuals, occurs when the articular cartilage in the center of the knees wears away. When that happens, the viscous fluid (called synovial fluid), which surrounds the cartilage and acts as a lubricant between the cartilage and the leg bones in the joint, thins out and becomes less elastic. Consequently, the bones in the leg rub against each other, which causes pain and reduced mobility. At this point, it is time to seek treatment. Cross training and/or a switch to non-weight bearing exercise may help reduce the stress that causes knees to ache. 

Here at our facility we provide physical therapy to help seniors remain active and independent. Whether you suffer from osteoarthritis of the the knees, a balance disorder, or even a condition as serious as total hip or knee joint replacement, with proper rehabilitation you do not need to stop being active. We use the latest treatments in our state-of-the-art facility to help seniors live happy, healthy, and active lifestyles. Call 949-429-3220 today.

P. S. Weight loss is crucial in combating osteoarthritis of the knees because every pound carried amounts to 4 or 5 pounds on the knee.