'Jogging without prior exercise damages knees'

Jogging without any proper prior knee activity can damage the knee joints


Ians April 25, 2016
Jogging without any proper prior knee activity can damage the knee joints. PHOTO: SOCIALNEWS

Jogging without any proper prior exercise or knee activity can damage the knee joints requiring them a long duration for recovery, said joint replacement experts.

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According to them, anyone willing to start jogging should walk for two months, which will help in the increase of flexibility of the body and the knees preventing any kind of strain to the knee joints.

"A lot of people directly start jogging to get rid of fats in the body without performing any sort of exercises. This leads to the damage of the knees, leading to severe pain," said Palash Gupta, an orthopedician.

He said that the prevalence of such cases among women stands at 70 percent.

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"Most of the exercises aimed to reduce fats affect the knee. They create a gap between the joints and knee. If the patient does not get the correct treatment on time then surgery can be the only resort," Gupta said.

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