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5 Simple and Light Knee Exercises for Knee Pain

Exercise builds muscle and tendon strength which helps reduce stress on your joints. Osteoarthritis occurs when your joints are bearing the load of most of your activities, usually due to poor muscular support. This set of exercises are for suitable people with severe knee pains and cannot physically exert too much. These exercises are easy to perform with minimal stress to your knees. 1. Sitting leg raises   While seated comfortably on a chair, keep your back straight, foot and knees together, hands on thighs. Slowly raise one foot as shown, and then lower it back to the starting position, all in a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this for 20-30 times on each leg every day. 2. Calf raises...

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What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that becomes more common as people age. It is, however, not limited to only the seniors as the young are also known to have experienced osteoarthritis. Osteo (bone) arthritis (joint disorders) refers to the breakdown of joint cartilage which acts as a cushion for impact between the two bones it connects. For the rest of this article, we will only refer to osteoarthritis of the knee joint. There is a viscous non-Newtonian fluid in between your cartilage known as synovial fluid. Synovial fluid serves as a lubricant to improve the performance of cartilage in cushioning impacts and reducing friction in the joints during movement. Osteoarthritis is typically brought about through the degeneration of the...

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The Healing Power of Light

Natural light from the Sun does not only contain visible light, but also light from a wide spectrum of wavelengths. When we go out on a sunny day, we absorb all of the sun’s rays to help stimulate metabolism and produce bone-strengthening vitamin D.   A large proportion of the sun’s energy is in the invisible spectrum. One of these is light in the Far Infrared band beyond what is visible to the naked eye. This is one of the most useful and effective bands of light available to us - yet it is not very well known.   Far infrared naturally produces warmth and can be helpful for enhancing blood circulation, reducing pain, strengthening the cardiovascular system, easing joint...

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