Regular exercise is recommended for all ages to improve health. However, if exercised incorrectly, it can damage the joints, leading to the risk of arthritis later on.
Why can playing sports cause arthritis?
According to a study published in the publication Arthritis and Rheumatism (2011), 29% of soccer players, 31% of weightlifters and 14% of athletes are at risk of arthritis. In non-professional sports players in these and many other sports such as traditional martial arts, tennis, dancing… the arthritis can also become more serious. When participating in sports activities, joints have to move with great frequency, sometimes suffering too much, causing body pressure to fall on the joints and causing many types of injuries.
Doctors in the field of osteoarthritis and sports confirm that lack of movement or excessive movement is not good for the joints. If lack of mobility accelerates the aging process of the body (including bones and joints), pain due to fatigue, inflammation and degeneration is inevitable if the bones and joints have to work too much, not getting proper rest and good nutrition.
Prevent damage to joints
Regular exercise will help improve health and maintain flexibility of the musculoskeletal system. But firstly, we need to consider our health status to choose the right sport, adjust exercise intensity and use specialized items such as wristbands, kneebands… to support the joints, prevent injury.
At the same time, taking care of bones and joints from the inside also needs to be done in parallel and early to prevent future bone damage due to age. Poultry, sea fish, shrimp, crab, shellfish and oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil, soybean oil, almond oil… are recommended by nutritionists to maintain health suppleness and flexibility of the joints. Tropical fruits such as guava, orange, and lemon are high sources of vitamin C, and carrots and radishes contain beta carotene, an antioxidant that is essential for bones and joints.
In addition, the flexibility and health of joints also depends on an important compound called Glucosamine, formed in the body, which maintains the elasticity of joint cartilage and supports the process of creating fluid mucus between joints. Supplementing synthetic Glucosamine early, especially for sports enthusiasts, is a simple solution that brings comfort when exercising and reduces the risk of future joint damage.
When there are unusual signs of prolonged pain in the joints, you should quickly see a doctor and get treatment to help heal acute diseases quickly. With Chiropractic method combined with modern machinery, iCCare helps effectively heal acute inflammatory lesions without the need for drugs.
If you have any questions about bone and joint diseases and services of iCCARE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC, please contact hotline 096 393 1999 for specific advice.