Senior Balance Exercises For Aching Knees

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

  Many older adults are plagued with knee pain from osteoarthritis that throws off their balance and requires them to practice senior balance exercises. Please see As many seniors know, patients who have cartilage damage in their knees often experience pain and stiffness and are unable to engage in sports, activities of daily living and other activities they enjoy. Two studies at Hospital for Special Surgery find that cartilage restoration procedures are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old. “Various cartilage restoration procedures have demonstrated success rates ranging from 50 to 90 percent, but the majority of reported results were in patients ages 30 and younger,” said Riley J. Williams, III, MD, senior study author and director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery“Our studies are the first to look at outcomes of three specific procedures used to repair damaged cartilage in patients over 40.” The research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, found that procedures using different types of cartilage “plugs” relieved pain and improved function in patients with articular cartilage damage. Dr. Williams performed cartilage restoration surgery using various types of “plugs” to fill in the hole, or damaged area. More than half of the patients received a synthetic plug. The other patients received either a donor cartilage plug or a small plug of cartilage transferred from another healthy area of their knee that did support their weight.  At the average follow-up of 3.5 years, the vast majority of patients reported higher activity levels and decreased pain, as well as a high degree of satisfaction with the procedure, according to Dr. Williams. For patients waiting to have knee surgery or for individuals who are not surgical candidates, performing senior balance exercises as part of a daily physical activity program is essential to maintain stability and avoid balance problems or falling.

Senior Balance Exercises For Knee Arthritis

    For those folks who suffer with painful kens due to osteoarthritis, medical professionals suggest practicing senior balance exercises to compensate for the lack of stability due to aching joints and limping gait patterns. For example, you can perform an equilibrium routine where you stand with your feet shoulder width a part and shift your weight side to side and forwards and backwards. This steadiness routine helps to develop good balance reactions at the feet and ankles. You can practice this senior balance exercises routine developed by a qualified Physical Therapist in the exercise for balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    For those with achy knees, get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Beat knee pain by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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